South Coast Non-Profit Which Helps Disaster Victims Around The World Gets Huge Gift
A Santa Barbara based non-profit agency which gives boxes of lifesaving supplies to crisis and disaster victims around the world has received a huge holiday season present.
ShelterBox USA received a $1.5 million dollar gift from a California donor who wants to remain anonymous.
ShelterBox USA President Kerri Murray says the timing of the gift couldn't be better, with requests for aid at record levels. Murray says some 88 million peope around the world been been displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.
ShelterBox is privately funded, and relies on the support of donors to do its work. It's responded to more than 300 events during its two decade long history.
The boxes it supplies contain a tent, blankets, lights, and a water purification device.