Bringing the Shelterbox Story to Life
November 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Shelterbox provides emergency shelter & other essential items to people across the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict
Alex Youlten is the Rotary Partnerships Manager at the international disaster relief charity & will be at RCYC to bring its story to life
Alex has represented ShelterBox for over 9 years including supporting responses in Sri Lanka (flooding and landslides in 2016), Paraguay (widespread flooding in 2019), Turkiye (earthquakes in 2023) & the Philippines as well as at international conferences around the world
Alex joined ShelterBox in 2014 after serving for 16 years with the British Army. Her roles in the Army included operations, training, human resources & sub-unit command. On operational deployment to Kosovo, Alex served as the liaison officer between the local community, NGOs, UN agencies & the military. During this time, she saw the impact, both positive & negative, that aid agencies can have on local populations affected by disaster
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