Tuesday 28 June 2011
ShelterBox praised by Arkansas State RepresentativeState Representative Leslee Post and SRT member Yi Shun Lai survey the disaster area in Arkansas.
Arkansas State Representative, Leslee Post, has praised ShelterBox for providing shelter, warmth and dignity to families in the state who lost everything when tornadoes hit at the end of May.
The tornadoes swept through Franklin and Johnson Counties just after midnight on May 25 destroying close to 100 homes and claiming five lives. ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members Yi Shun Lai (US), Tim Osburn (US) and Mark Dyer (US) distributed emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies to the familes affected by the disaster.
In a letter to ShelterBox, Leslee Post said: ‘We will be forever indebted to the ShelterBox Response Team members and ShelterBox for coming to our need during our disaster.
‘On behalf of Franklin County, particularly the 35 children who are living in the ShelterBox tents because they have nowhere else to live, I humbly and sincerely thank you for making life much more dignified.’
This is the second time ShelterBox has delivered humanitarian aid in the USA, the first being after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.