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Aid Group Which Helps Disaster Victims Around The World Makes Santa Barbara National Headquarters

A non-profit which provides relief supplies to people hit by disasters around the world has moved its entire operation to Santa Barbara County.

ShelterBox USA has been delivering essential boxes of items like tents, blankets, water filters, and emergency lighting to those in need around the world since the year 2000.

The relief group opened an office in Santa Barbara five years ago.  It's President is based in the city.  This summer, ShelterBox USA moved its financial operations from Florida, making Santa Barbara its official headquarters.

The agency is a two time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, being considered as one of the honorees in 2018 and 2019. 

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.