Rotary International is in the unique position of being able to offer immediate relief to people in need all over the planet, because we are found in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide. In recent years Alresford Rotary has supported Shelterbox, a charity that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters, at the time when they need it the most. Over the years we have sent boxes to many places, including Burma, Bangladesh, China, Jamaica, Gaza and Pakistan.