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2012 Year in Review


HOW TO HELP

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Dear Friends, In the past year, natural disasters and other humanitarian crises wreaked havoc on millions of people around the globe. Landslides in Peru, typhoons in the Philippines, Hurricane Sandy, which tore through three countries, including our own – those are just a few of the 30 disasters ShelterBox responded to in 23 countries last year. And it was all made possible by you. Whatever the disaster, families whose lives were torn apart were in desperate need of emergency shelter and supplies. With the generosity of donors and work of dedicated volunteers and partners around the world, we responded with rugged family tents, water purification kits and other essentials to provide a semblance of home – and help families rebuild their lives and communities.

SHELTERBOX USA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: CHAIR Bill Decker VICE CHAIR John Keane SECRETARY Theresa Mohan TREASURER Wayne Robinson ASSISTANT TREASURER Jim Carriere BOARD MEMBERS: Connie Lewis Gary Olsen Tim Osburn Jack Young

As I reflect on the year, I continue to be inspired by the generosity and work of our supporters. In the summer, ShelterBox USA joined the Clinton Global Initiative and committed to aid families affected by multiple crises in the Sahel region of West Africa.

Donations of any size can be made online, by calling (941) 907-6036, or by mail to 8374 Market Street #203, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202.

FUNDRAISE

shelterboxusa.org/fundraise From organizing a read-a-thon to taking on mountain bike challenges, our volunteers find ways to turn their passions and hobbies into successful fundraisers that help disaster survivors worldwide.

Since last fall, we continue to provide winterized tents, school kits and other supplies to families affected by the Syrian crisis in Iraq Kurdistan, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

VOLUNTEER

In this review, we look at a few of these deployments and the tremendous impact we’ve made together to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for thousands of families in need.

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I hope you are proud of the work you help make possible. Thank you. With gratitude,

DONATE

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Learn more about our latest work at shelterboxusa.org/deployments

From speakers or student ambassadors to the ShelterBox Response Team, our dedicated volunteers are people of all ages, from all walks of life, who actively engage their communities and organizations to support the ShelterBox mission.

Emily S. Sperling

LIFE-SAVING AID Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a custom-made tent, water purification unit, cook stove, blankets, mosquito nets, tool kit and additional supplies that allow them to survive after being displaced from their homes.

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OUR VISION

is of a world where everyone affected by disaster has access to the shelter and basic equipment they need to survive and live in dignity and safety.

OUR MISSION OUR GOAL

is to deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural and other disasters worldwide.

is to help 50,000 families each year that have lost everything in a disaster.


A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Dear Friends, In the past year, natural disasters and other humanitarian crises wreaked havoc on millions of people around the globe. Landslides in Peru, typhoons in the Philippines, Hurricane Sandy, which tore through three countries, including our own – those are just a few of the 30 disasters ShelterBox responded to in 23 countries last year. And it was all made possible by you. Whatever the disaster, families whose lives were torn apart were in desperate need of emergency shelter and supplies. With the generosity of donors and work of dedicated volunteers and partners around the world, we responded with rugged family tents, water purification kits and other essentials to provide a semblance of home – and help families rebuild their lives and communities.

SHELTERBOX USA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: CHAIR Bill Decker VICE CHAIR John Keane SECRETARY Theresa Mohan TREASURER Wayne Robinson ASSISTANT TREASURER Jim Carriere BOARD MEMBERS: Connie Lewis Gary Olsen Tim Osburn Jack Young

Hurricane Sandy’s extreme winds and rain left thousands of homes flooded and millions without power in New Jersey and New York. Though many families were able to stay in shelters and hotels, the need for warmth was evident, and ensuring vulnerable families had adequate shelter and protection from the cold was a priority.

More than half a million Syrian refugees crossed into the neighboring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq after the escalating violence and conflict turned their homes into a war zone. At least 20,000 Syrian refugees, thousands of which were children, relocated to the Domiz refugee camp in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Shelter and protection from harsh winter conditions, however, was very limited.

Response team member, Ryan Lampasona, a Florida resident and Long Island native, led the team in New York. Working with local shelters, Rotarians and other partners in the area, ShelterBox Response Teams were able to assist 6,000 people, delivering blankets, children’s comfort packs and sets of hats, gloves and scarves to families in need. “Those we helped were grateful. It almost brought the director [of the shelter] down to his knees crying,” Ryan said. “It’s tough coming back home to see such devastation in the streets, homes removed from their foundations, people living in the cold.”

Homes flooded on the south New Jersey coastline. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout.

USA, November

TIMELINE & HIGHLIGHTS

In this review, we look at a few of these deployments and the tremendous impact we’ve made together to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for thousands of families in need.

Peru, March

I hope you are proud of the work you help make possible. Thank you.

LIFE-SAVING AID Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a custom-made tent, water purification unit, cook stove, blankets, mosquito nets, tool kit and additional supplies that allow them to survive after being displaced from their homes.

shelterboxusa.org/kit

Conflict in Syria

2012 DEPLOYMENT

Since last fall, we continue to provide winterized tents, school kits and other supplies to families affected by the Syrian crisis in Iraq Kurdistan, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Emily S. Sperling

Iraq, October

Hurricane

As I reflect on the year, I continue to be inspired by the generosity and work of our supporters. In the summer, ShelterBox USA joined the Clinton Global Initiative and committed to aid families affected by multiple crises in the Sahel region of West Africa.

With gratitude,

ShelterBox Response Teams delivered nearly 500 boxes of winterized aid, including extra blankets, thermal ground sheets and tent liners, as well as enough stationery and other school supplies for 800 children that attended a UNICEF school outside the camp. By December, ShelterBox aid reached more than 700 additional Syrian families that remained internally displaced, and hundreds more living in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Learn more about our latest work at shelterboxusa.org/deployments

Landslides

Lazaro, his wife Eulalia and their two children lost their home, belongings and livestock to dangerous landslides caused by heavy spring rains in the mountainous Cusco area in Peru. Families were living in small, makeshift shelters in continuous heavy rain and freezing temperatures before ShelterBox delivered more than 400 boxes to those in need. Each family was supplied with a tent, blankets, water filtration kit, as well as a tool kit, which allowed them to rebuild their homes—and their lives.

After months of heavy rainfall, many villages in Niger were under water and hundreds of families were displaced. Jama, her husband and their four children were forced to relocate when the threat of floods hung over their village near the country’s capital, Niamey.

Philippines, February Earthquake

Niger, August Flooding

Eleven-year-old Heather was just about to eat lunch when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Visaya in the Philippines. She and her family slept in the hills outside their village that night and returned the next day to find their house was completely destroyed.

ShelterBoxes were distributed to families like Jama’s, who sought protection in the tents at nearby camps. “We are very happy,” Jama told a ShelterBox Response Team member. “The tent is comfortable and we can sleep easily now.”

As many as 70 people slept under one tarp the following nights until ShelterBox brought adequate shelter and privacy to families like Heather’s.

As part of its commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, ShelterBox provided shelter to more than 1,000 families in the Sahel Region of West Africa after widespread flooding, conflict, famine and other crises left hundreds of thousands of families displaced from their homes.

“We are so incredibly thankful for the help we have received from ShelterBox,” another ShelterBox recipient said. “We want to say a big thank you to the donors across the world that paid for it, as well as the volunteers who delivered it.”

“The tools are amazing,” Lazaro said. “Having our homes destroyed has been horrible but we’ve worked together and it’s brought us closer as a community.”

2011 AUG

Senegal Pakistan Philippines South Sudan Republic of Korea Ethiopia Kenya Libya

SEP

Philippines floods floods Thailand floods floods Brazil floods floods population migration OCT floods, landslides Turkey earthquake drought El Salvador floods drought Nicaragua hurricane conflict Mexico hurricane

NOV

Colombia floods Somalia drought

DEC

FEB Madagascar cyclone

MAR

Republic of the Congo industrial accident Peru landslides Philippines typhoon

JAN Philippines earthquake Brazil floods

APR Peru floods Fiji floods

2012 MAY

Italy earthquake

JUL

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Russia Uganda South Sudan

floods, landslides floods mudslides conflict

AUG Haiti Niger Philippines Lebanon

tropical storm floods, conflict floods conflict

SEP

Pakistan floods Senegal floods USA hurricane

OCT

Nigeria floods Iraq conflict in Syria

NOV

Uganda Guatemala Haiti USA Cuba

floods earthquake hurricane hurricane hurricane

DEC

Turkey Jordan Philippines Fiji

conflict in Syria conflict in Syria typhoon cyclone


ShelterBox USA Financials July 1, 2011– June 30, 2012 INCOME AND EXPENSE TRENDS Income and expense volatility is a fact of life for disaster relief organizations and although ShelterBox USA has made progress toward stabilizing its core income, it contends with significant peaks and troughs in both income and operational activity related to the disaster cycle. Income at the June 2012 fiscal year-end totaled $1.99M, representing a decline from the previous year when $4.83M in income was achieved in large part due to funds raised around the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. While the 2011-2012 fiscal year was not impacted by well publicized global disasters, millions of people were displaced in lesser known disasters, requiring ShelterBox’s response. The organization continues to have a strong focus on utilizing volunteers to support fundraising, awareness-building and relief work in an effort to limit essential administration and fundraising expenses and maximize funds available for direct relief. To view the organization’s full financial statements please visit shelterboxusa.org.

5% THE SHELTERBOX USA AND SHELTERBOX TRUST CONNECTION

30%

46%

Individuals Foundations Businesses Civic and Other Groups Youth Groups

13% 6% Sources of Income $1,997,015 

ShelterBox USA’s mission is to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of equipment and materials that provide, shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by natural or other disasters. ShelterBox USA accomplishes this mission through a variety of programs, the largest of which is grant making in response to proposals from ShelterBox Trust, a separate, independent charity in the United Kingdom. ShelterBox USA functions as what is often described as an “American friends group” in relation to ShelterBox Trust. ShelterBox USA is scrupulous in maintaining discretion over all funds contributed to it and control over all funds granted out by it.

INCOME AND EXPENSE TRENDS

6% 21%

($ MILLIONS) 12.00

73% Program Services General and Administrative Fundraising

10.00 8.00 Income

6.00

Expenses 4.00 2.00

Organizational Expenses $2,772,210

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ShelterBox USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the State of Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State of Florida. #B-2012. 100% of each contribution is received by ShelterBox USA, Inc. (Registration #85-8013087232C-3).

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