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Service above self

BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club recently raised $1,000 from its dinner raffle to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe.

"Our members, along with those of the more than 33,000 clubs worldwide, focus on 'service above self', the Rotary mission," said Alisa Barry, the current President of the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club. "We are passionately committed to helping others in need, both locally and globally. This modest donation to ShelterBox is one of the many ways we as Rotarian's can reach beyond our local community to assist others throughout the world in times of great tragedy."

The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club members work toward improving the community through business and civic partnerships that benefit area programs serving a variety of charitable causes.

ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.

The organization is currently responding to disasters in Ecuador, Fiji, Paraguay, Democratic Republic of North Korea, Niger, Cameroon and Syria region.

"You never know when the next disaster might strike," said Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox USA. "With generous donations such as this one from the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club, we can continue our mission of providing shelter, warmth and dignity to disaster survivors around the world including the most recent earthquakes in Ecuador."


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