Fellow islanders on Fiji experienced one of the worst cyclones in history last week. Shelter Box is on the ground in Fiji working with Rotarians and need your donation to provide 2,000 boxes to shelter Fijian families who have lost everything. The Rotary Club of Hilo would like all District 5000 clubs to join us in that challenge.
The Rotary club of Hilo, plus an amazing donation from Vijay Singh has raised $30,000 so far towards Shelter Boxes.  That's 30 families that will receive an amazing box of lifesaving supplies including a tent that can withstand 120mph winds, water purification for 3 years and tools for rebuilding.
For any questions please contact the Shelter Box USA Ambassador Reese Mates in Hilo at (847) 220-3325, or email at knake1@yahoo.com
Latest BBC news report video:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35858289
Steve Handy was pleased to announce that the club donations were matched by the Hilo Rotary Club Foundation to help send 2000 Shelter Boxes to Fiji after that devastating Hurricane. He also announced that star PGA golfer, VJ Singh pledged to help in the relief fund!

In local news, Nina Decker and Hope Services Hawaii are organizing the first annual Glam Bag drive. The goal is to provide homeless women with new essential care items that will encourage positive self-image and personal investment. Please consider donating the following travel-sized items:
General Hygiene:
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Lotion, Soap, Deodorant
  • Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
Or Extra Care:
  • Compact Mirror, Lipstick, Mascara
  • Nail Polish, Nail Files
  • Perfume, Hair Brush, Hair Ties