Haiti baby's home is Bideford ShelterBox

FROM Bideford with love – a ShelterBox home in trouble striken Haiti for young mother Ulrigue Idal and her baby Edwige, pictured here at just two days old. Shelterbox No. 38983, donated by Bideford people, was followed by a CNN television crew to the Hait

FROM Bideford with love - a ShelterBox home in trouble striken Haiti for young mother Ulrigue Idal and her baby Edwige, pictured here at just two days old.

Shelterbox No. 38983, donated by Bideford people, was followed by a CNN television crew to the Haiti earthquake zone.

They found Ulrigue living in the ShelterBox tent with her new baby after giving birth at the Centre D'Ebergement.

The ShelterBox, which was donated through Bideford Rotary Club on November 9 last year, was one of 800 boxes flown direct to Port-au-Prince airport on January 21, nine days after the earthquake.


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Bideford Rotary Club holds the world record for the number of boxes bought ffrom ShelterBox HQ, having been presented with a gold award for 150 boxes. That number has now grown to more than 160, of which 29 have gone to Haiti - and the club is busy collecting now to send more.

Club president Chris Blanchard said: "Very well done to all local people and Rotarians who have worked so hard to help. The photo of Ulrigue and baby Edwige really brings it home just how much ShelterBoxes are needed in Haiti.

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