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South Coast based international aid group gearing up to send help to flood ravaged Pakistan

Shelterbox USA relief efforts In Haiti in 2010.
Thomas Lay
Shelterbox USA relief efforts In Haiti in 2010.

Santa Barbara's ShelterBox provides tents, and other essentials to those left homeless by disasters or conflict.

A Santa Barbara based international relief agency is stepping up to help victims of flood ravaged Pakistan.

ShelterBox deployed a emergency response team to the hard-hit country.

More than 30 million people have been impacted by recent flash floods, with an estimated 1100 deaths. The flood waters have left an estimated half a million Pakistanis homeless.

ShelterBox provides tents, and essentials like a water purification device, solar lamps, and cooking accessories around the world to disaster victims. The agency’s team will assess the needs, and make arrangement to begin shipments to help flooding victims.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.