Downtown Rotary sets car wash for Saturday

PHOTO PROVIDED Diahann Claghorn, president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven, shows Rotary District 7360 Governor Dan Bennett a poster about the club’s car wash this coming Saturday at Murray Motors. Central Mountain Rotary Interact Club members will be the “car washers,” and donations will go toward the purchase of a ShelterBox.

LOCK HAVEN — The Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven will sponsor a car wash Saturday at Murray Motors, top of the hill on Bellefonte Avenue. Car wash donations will go toward the purchase of a ShelterBox.

The Central Mountain Rotary Interact Club, assisted by Alison and Mike Kramer, will be the “car washers.”

Free hot dogs and drinks will be given to people who stop for a car or truck wash. The wash is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ShelterBox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. With 18 international affiliates, ShelterBox provides shelter, life-saving equipment, and educational materials to hard-hit communities worldwide.

Each ShelterBox, tailored to the particular disaster, typically contains a large tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack, a solar light, and other essential items. The average cost of a ShelterBox is $1,000.

Since its founding in 2000, ShelterBox has responded to more than 200 natural disasters and humanitarian crises in almost 90 countries, providing vital aid for well over 1 million people.