OKEHAMPTON Rotary Club have recently sent 13 aqua-boxes for families in disaster-affected areas. Each box serves as a water filter producing 1,100 litres of safe drinking water, enough for a family of four for about four months. This is vital to avoid water borne diseases, especially cholera and typhoid. The boxes are also packed with a selection of useful items for personal hygiene, shelter, for the baby and for eating and drinking. The emergency box is designed to keep a family going until a more permanent home situation is restored. The Rotary organisation provides the boxes with water filtration units and arranges dispatch to the emergency areas. Okehampton Rotary Club is grateful to local churches and organisations which have worked to help fill the boxes. Thanks were expressed to St Boniface, All Saints and the Fairplace Churches of Okehampton; to St Bridget?s , Bridestowe; St Mary?s,Belstone; St Andrew?s, South Tawton and to St Peter?s and the United Reform Church and the Girl Guides of North Tawton. If any other organisation or group would like to find out more about working with Rotary in filling aqua-boxes call Mike Macklin on 01837 851227. Rotarians Cecil Cole and Jerome Twomey are shown completing the preparation of aqua-boxes for dispatch.