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More SW aid boxes heading to US
Tom Henderson with the contents of a Shelterbox
Boxes contain water purification tablets and survival equipment
The Cornish charity Shelterbox is sending hundreds more boxes of aid to the Gulf coast of the US to help those left devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The Helston-based charity has already sent 300 boxes to Houston where they will be distributed to areas of need by local charities.

Volunteers are spending the weekend packing a further 200 boxes, funded by American Rotary clubs.

Vital water purification equipment is among the supplies in each box.

The boxes contains a tent, sleeping bags and enough water purification tablets for 20 people for six months.

Containers, cooking sets, torch, rope and basic survival items are also included.

Shelterbox is run by the Rotary Club which has a large network in the US to help the distribution of the aid.

The 200 boxes being placed over the weekend will be flown to the US on Monday

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