Home Show Donates to ShelterBox

Still0125_00001EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday was the second day of the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show. It’s not just a show for vendors to sell supplies, but a number of nonprofits are benefiting from the show.

Crowds of people worked their way around the hundreds of vendor booths at the show all day Saturday. Between the rows of food, gardens, and even live animals, a handful of nonprofits spent the day spreading their messages.

This year the show is teaming up with the rotary to inform people about Shelterbox an international humanitarian aid organization that provides tents, cookware, and water purification systems for families in disaster zones.

Volunteers who traveled abroad with the organization said an important part of their volunteering is coming to events like this and getting support from community members.

“It’s really rewarding to see what an impact a tent can make in somebody’s life. So it’s been an incredibly positive experience,” said Bill Woodard Shelterbox regional coordinator.

The home show is matching up to $10,000 dollars of donations collected at the home show. Other nonprofits at the show include Habitat for Humanity and beekeeping clubs.

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