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Efforts to help earthquake victims continue

The Williams Lake Daybreak Rotary Club continues to raise funds for shelter boxes to help families in Nepal displaced following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake last weekend.

Director Ron Malamas, says the boxes are the greatest gift some people receive and compares the effort to the units that were sent to families in Haiti back in 2010.

“Our community through our Rotary Club rallied together and we as a community sent 21 units out to Haiti.”

“I just was reported back this last week that there are 5 people who are still living in the tents that we sent.”

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“That’s because it’s the best home they’ve ever had.”

Malamas says one box costs about $1,200 and adds that so far they have received 3 donations totaling up to make 2 of the shelter boxes to go out.

Those interested in donating can go online to shelterboxcanada.org or contact the Daybreak Rotary Club.

BC Liquor Stores have also gotten involved with contributing to the relief effort.

Customers may make donations of $2 or more at any BC Liquor Store Checkout through June 6th.

The provincial government meanwhile announced earlier today that they will be contributing $300,000 for assistance to communities throughout Nepal’s worst-hit regions.

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