President Ian Dominy, Dorchester Rotary Club, adds the 111th water-survival box at the end of today’s packing session. Rotary was founded in Chicago 111 years ago and today (23 February) is being celebrated as ‘Rotary Day’ in more than 200 countries.
The rotary water-survival box project is managed by trustees from the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge with practical help from other Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs, local schools and other youth and community groups. Since 2006 a total of some 11,500 boxes has been sent to families displaced and/or left without access to clean water following 47 disasters in 27 different countries on 4 continents. As all the work is done by volunteers every £ donated is used to pay for the boxes, their contents and the cost of air freight to get them to disaster areas as quickly as possible. The packing team comprising Rotarians from Dorchester, Chelwood Bridge, and Frome Selwood. www.watersurvivalbox.org