With the extent of the disaster becoming more apparent by the day Peter and Lorraine Croft are taking donations for Shelterbox and would strongly urge clubs to dig deep as the situation over there is quite devastating. They would really like to thank the Clubs who have already donated. 
 
Following is the latest update from Mike Greenslade, General Manager, ShelterBox Australia:
 
Information correct as of Monday 05 May, 2015:
Over the weekend a series of partnerships were agreed for 500 (UN specification) tents each to be deployed with ACTED, IOM and Handicap International alongside an additional 2,736 shelter kits and 1,754 ShelterBoxes for use by our own teams too.
 
You can read about many of the challenges that face the teams in operating in the wake of the earthquake in this latest update - http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1586
 
As well as supporting the efforts to ensure all customs, import and logistics needs were met, the teams in Nepal have also continued apace with distribution of aid. To date the teams have sent out 18 ShelterBoxes, which have been used as field hospitals after many of the hospital buildings had been condemned and medical staff had been left to treat patients out in the open. Elsewhere the teams also assisted in delivering 45 Tarpaulins and high-energy biscuits to remote locations via a helicopter.  You can read more information on this distribution to isolated communities here - http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1589
 
'The ShelterBox teams are working within the cluster system, which is currently targeting specific areas to assist. Furthermore there is a six to eight week window for assisting in some of the more remote regions due to the imminent threat of monsoon season, which will mean that certain targeted communities will become the priority for ShelterBox’s assistance.'
 
The Flickr gallery has been updated with new images from Becky Maynard in Nepal - https://www.flickr.com/photos/shelterboxuk/sets/72157651806499948/
 
 
Peter and Lorraine Croft the District 9670 Shelterbox representatives can be contacted on 0427707722 or 0488707766. Please send donations to 37 Erskine Street, Dubbo NSW 2830 with cheques made out to ShelterBox Australia.