Daybreak Rotary take up shelter
SHOPPERS in Coffs City Central were doing a double-take over the weekend.
Was it a newfangled tepee or an overgrown tent?
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak erected a Shelterbox to demonstrate to the community the incredible work this international charity is doing.
"Shelterbox specialise in delivering emergency boxes of aid," publicity officer Peter Davies said.
"So our Rotary club purchased a Shelterbox for $1,000 which is being on-sent to them as a charity gift for distribution anywhere in the world when disaster strikes."
The box is lightweight and includes survival equipment to sleep and keep up to 10 people.
Thermal blankets, insulated ground sheets, mosquito nets, water purification tablets, hammer, axe, saw, hoe, trenching tool, pliers and wire cutters are included.
"It even comes with a stove that can burn anything from diesel to old paint," Peter explained.
"Pans, utensils, bowls mugs and water storage containers are included.
"This is just one of the many projects our club is doing for both the local and international community."
The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour Daybreak meets every Wednesday from 7am at the Deep Sea Fishing Club for breakfast and fellowship.
All are welcome and naturally, contributions for any worthwhile project are unlikely to be turned away.