World Shelters is honored to be working with a collaboration of organizations in Sacramento to promote the “Safe Ground” model for ultra-low cost shelter with integrated complementary services. Loaves and Fishes, the lead agency, has provided services to the needy in Sacramento for over 20 years. On June 19-20, 2009 World Shelters and a crew of […]
On Saturday September 20, World Shelters participated in the national Day of Caring. Sponsored by United Way and other community groups including Americorps, the HSU Service Learning Center and the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, the Day of Caring is a way for local businesses and organizations to take a day to volunteer at a […]
U-Dome featured at architecture and design expose at the world-famous Triennale Museum in Milan, Italy
June 25th 2008 –Finally everyone is back and work at World Shelters continues in full-swing in America after an Italian expedition that continues for our U-Dome. Bruce, Rick, and Steven traveled to Milan where World Shelters was honored by the renowned Triennale di Milano museum of architecture and design by featuring their newest disaster relief […]
Service Teams Training Program The training program for World Shelters Service Teams provides background and hands-on engagement for volunteers. The 4-day course Settlement Planning and Shelter Construction is planned for May 2008. For more information or to sign up, email brettb @ worldshelters.org Settlement Planning and Shelter Construction, May 2008 The goal of the course […]
Mozambique was one of the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance test locations in the mid-1980’s for earlier versions of the Q-Shelter, winning this particular global competition.
Guam was one of the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance test locations in the mid-1980’s for earlier versions of the Q-Shelter, winning this particular global competition.
World Shelters donated shelters at the request of International Rescue Committee in 2002.
In 1986, Dymax Designs was the predecessor to World Shelters. The Dymax Quonset won USAID/OFDA’s global competition for disaster relief shelters. This first version of the Q-shelter in El Salvador was deployed as part of a field test for USAID/OFDA. Displaced families lived in the shelters. The updated shelter again won in 1999-2000.
Following the disastrous tsunami in 2004, World Shelters raised funds to provide 20 shelters to International Medical Corps for use in Sri Lanka as portable medical clinics. Additional shelters were delivered to a village in Galle, Sri Lanka and in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. International Medical Corps was founded in 1984 by volunteer physicians and nurses. […]
International Medical Corps created portable medical clinics using Q-shelters in 2004 to serve Ugandan communities.