he Fremont Rotary Club has partnered with Rotary District 6600 and ShelterBox to provide emergency housing for some of the 8 million people impacted by the Nepal earthquakes. ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by natural disasters or conflicts. Each ShelterBox contains a tent for an extended family of up to 10 people, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, stove, basic tool kit, children’s activity pack, and other essential items. 
 
The local Rotary Club collected $4000, which, with a match from the District, will purchase 8 ShelterBoxes, housing up to eighty people. Rotary District 6600, which includes Fremont, raised more than $100,000 for the project.
 
Pictured are Rotarian Doug Beck and local Scouts from Troop 312, who assisted Conneaut Rotarian Jack Young in setting up a ShelterBox at the June 8 meeting of the Fremont Rotary Club. Mr. Young is on the ShelterBox USA Board of Directors.
 
Left to right: Rotarian Doug Beck, Scouts from Troop 312, Conneaut Rotarian and ShelterBox USA Board member Jack Young