Shelters International
Disaster Response

Haiti 2008 Photos
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Disaster 2013

Here are the photos  from Shelters International Disaster Response (SIDR) in Haiti 2008.

Laura Allan and her team from B.C. Canada along with their volunteers from around the world are in preparation mode to head to the Philippines.

The team is now needing donations for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster 2013. I'm sure you've seen the pictures of the disaster in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Here is a group of people who go out of their way to help those in need.

Shelters International Disaster Response is a grass roots volunteer based agency that provides permanent sustainable relief after disaster has struck - from recovery to reconstruction - empowering the local community through training.

"Our volunteers come from all over the world including Canada and the US. As each volunteer, ourselves included, pay our own way to and from the disaster, we even all pitch in for our own food and our base is usually in tents so we can put every cent where its needed most." says Laura Allan of the SIDR TEam

Their Mission: Rebuilding Communities After Disaster

SIDR is a registered Canadian Charity headed by Laura Allan. They go into communities affected by disasters like the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2008 and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in November 2013.

They are gearing up to head to the Philippines in early December from B.C. Canada.

Their website states:

"As soon as roads are opened we will establish a base camp, we encourage those who wish to volunteer to contact us.

SIDR at this time is putting a call out for tents,tarps and funding to procure water for those affected by this storm"

If you can help, please contact them through their website:

To Donate:

Contact them here:

Shelters International Disaster Response
RR#1 Site 3 Comp 11,
Kaslo. B.C. V0G 1M0

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Here are some photos of the SIDR team of volunteers in Haiti, 2008.

You might recognize the cover from a tabletop fan that is being used here to screen and sift soil!

One thing that sets SIDR apart from other organizations is their skill at using "found objects" instead of just relying on aid that is sent in. Just like all Pennywise readers that choose to lessen their environmental footprint by re-using and recycling, SIDR does the same. By doing so they not only give aid the the community but teach independence and self help.Multi-tasking at it's best!

Much the same  as the well known Chinese proverb about fish.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Laughter in the mud - along with all the hard work!

Thanks go out to Laura Allan and her SIDR team for helping in the Philippines Typhoon Disaster!

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