No one without shelter after disaster
world who have been forced from their homes by conflict or crisis, the highest number on record. Among those forcibly displaced, nearly 26.4 million are refugees. That means 1 in every 95 people on earth has fled their home because of conflict. OUR COMMITMENT Our Vision, Our Mission .................................... 2 2021 Board of Directors .....................................2 Letter from the President ...................................3 Our Values ..........................................................4 What Makes Us Different ................................... 5 Why Support ShelterBox ....................................6 The Climate Crisis and the Need for Shelter ......7 OUR LIFE-SAVING AID Learning What Families Need .......................... 8 Shelter Solutions .................................................9 Essential Household Items ............................... 10 Evolution of our COVID-19 Response .............. 11
to change this because everyone deserves a place to call home. CONTENTS OUR 2021 GLOBAL RESPONSE 2021 ShelterBox Deployments ......................... 12 2021 Responses by the Numbers ..................... 13 Haiti .................................................................. 14 Syria .................................................................. 16 Burkina Faso .................................................... 18 Cameroon ......................................................... 20 Philippines .........................................................22 Honduras ..........................................................24 Ethiopia .............................................................26 India, Sudan, Nigeria, Mozambique ............... 27 Rotary Partnership .......................................... 28 FINANCIALS Giving by Constituent Type ............................. 30 Allocation of Expenses (%) .............................. 30 2021 Statement of Financial Position ............. 31 2021 Statement of Activity............................... 31 Total Expenses ................................................. 32 Allocation of Expenses ($) ............................... 32 Financial Transparency .................................. 33
OUR SUPPORTERS Our Supporters..................................................34 Supporter Highlights ........................................36 ShelterBox 2021 Highlights .............................. 37 Fundraising Hall of Fame ............................... 38 Ambassador Fundraisers ................................ 38 In Memoriam: Bill Woodard .......................... 39 The Shelter Circle ............................................. 40 Foundation & Organizational Giving ............. 41 Corporate Giving ............................................. 41 Give a Home ..................................................... 42 Legacy Society ................................................. 42 Stock the Box .................................................... 42 Rotary Club Giving .......................................... 43 ShelterBox Builders ......................................... 44
Shelterbox exists because no one should be without
after a disaster
ShelterBox is working
Shelter is a human right and the first step toward recovery after disaster. In 2021, an estimated 23.7 million people lost their homes to disaster. Currently, there are more than 100 million people around the 1 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
A world where no person is without shelter after a disaster.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Katherine Fick, Chair
Wavra, Vice Chair
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
At ShelterBox we believe that shelter is a human right, and that having a place to call home is the first step in the recovery process for people who have been displaced by disaster or conflict situations. The last two years have underscored just how important having a home is to the health and well-being of our families during the pandemic.
Last year saw the largest response in our 21-year history after Typhoon Rai ravaged the Philippines (page 22). With aid pre-positioned at ShelterBox Operations Philippines, we were one of the first agencies on the ground. ShelterBox also supported people in the world’s most extreme conflict zones, helping families like Amira’s in Syria (page 16), whose home was bombed, forcing her to flee with her eight children.
With your support, we will be ready to respond to this increasingly challenging disaster landscape.
In 2021, ShelterBox USA earned Charity Navigator’s Four-Star
The numbers are startling. Today, more than 114 million people have been forced from their homes around the world, including an all-time high of nearly 60 million people who have been displaced within their own countries due to violence, climate change driven storms, and other disasters.
With your help, ShelterBox expanded our work in 2021. As the world struggled to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we supported 143,000 people in 11 countries.
In 2021, we continued our COVID-19 response by providing essential hygiene supplies, conducting virtual trainings, and strengthening our relationships with onthe-ground partners. This strengthened response ensured we were able to reach the most vulnerable who were displaced during the pandemic—including shelter projects in places like Burkina Faso (page 18) where, according to the UN, more than one in every twenty people are forced to flee the extremist violence of Jihadist groups.
At ShelterBox, we continue to plan ahead to maximize our humanitarian impact.
Rating for the sixth consecutive year, and a GuideStar Platinum seal, demonstrating our commitment to effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency.
As we reflect on the achievements of 2021, we celebrate you. You make this live-saving work possible. We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and participation. In gratitude,
We believe climate change is a humanitarian crisis. We see it on the frontlines of our responses, from tropical storms and floods to droughts that are becoming more severe.
Kerri Murray President, ShelterBox USA
James Sinclair Taylor
Steven Tonkinson Mahesh Turaga
To build awareness of global displacement and provide families with life-saving shelter and essential tools and supplies that will enable them to rebuild their homes and transform their lives after disaster.
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People are at the heart of ShelterBox.
ShelterBox is committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in our work and workplace. We recognize that we have a responsibility to make the best decisions for the communities we support by listening to the people we serve. We also have a responsibility to put our values into practice for our staff, volunteers, and partners. We will only be able to offer the best possible support if we continue to improve ourselves. Scan the QR code for Khaled’s story.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We commit to the highest ethical standards and strive to be honest, straightforward, and fair. We hold ourselves accountable for doing the very best we can for those affected by disaster and for each other.
We adapt and overcome challenges to achieve shared goals. We approach our work with an open mind and the willingness to find the right solution.
Shelter is much more than a roof overhead.
While shelter remains at the core of what we do, its impact extends far beyond the tents, tarps, and tools your support enables us to provide.
For communities hit by disaster, emergency shelter and training are the first steps towards recovery and a new beginning.
Exactly what that recovery looks like is different everywhere we work, but when we speak to people in communities about the impact of having a safe shelter, four themes emerge.
Fatnizar lost her home to the 2018 earthquake in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The tent she received from ShelterBox provided her a private space for her family, and enabled her to get back to work.
We put people and their needs at the heart of what we do. We work together with people affected by disaster, our volunteers, partners, and supporters. We support each other. We are inclusive.
We champion continuous growth and development. We are driven to keep improving and exploring what we could do differently. We ask ourselves how we can be better for the people we serve, our volunteers and supporters, and each other.
We help families create a home.
We help communities rebuild.
We help people return to work.
We help people acquire knowledge and build skills.
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This is Yimdi and her son in their emergency shelter, which has been covered with tarpaulins provided by ShelterBox.
Burkina Faso, conflict, 2022
WHY SUPPORT SHELTERBOX?
WE PUT FAMILIES FIRST
We have a flexible approach, and we work with families to understand what they most need to support their own recovery after disaster.
WE ARE FOCUSED
We specialize in emergency shelter and the essential tools needed to help rebuild homes after disaster.
WE GO FURTHER
We go to hard-to-reach communities, often those that are overlooked by others.
WE ARE GLOBAL
We have a global network of supporters raising vital funds to help us in our mission. As official project partners with Rotary International, Rotarians around the world help us connect with local communities when disaster strikes.
THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND THE NEED FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER
The climate crisis is making challenging situations worse.
Over the last 20 years, we have seen a significant increase in severity and devastation of disasters as a result of our warming climate. Shifting weather patterns also affect food production and put vital infrastructures—water resources, energy, transportation, agriculture, and health, as well as local ecosystems and wildlife under threat.
Climate change-fueled extreme weather events are disproportionately hitting disadvantaged areas around the globe. That means vulnerable families who play the smallest part in contributing to the climate crisis are often the ones bearing the brunt of its effects.
It is estimated that 1.2 billion people could be displaced by the climate crisis by 2050.
ShelterBox is taking action to reduce our carbon footprint in a number of ways, including prepositioning aid, reducing the number of times we move aid items, collecting and analyzing our carbon emissions data, identifying and eliminating non-essential single-use plastics in our supply chain, and creating environmental assessment criteria for our suppliers.
Climate change is a humanitarian crisis. ShelterBox is committed to supporting the communities affected by it.
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F looding following Hurricanes Eta and Iota, 2020
LEARNING WHAT FAMILIES NEED
Families who have lost their homes in a disaster or who have been forced to flee violence and war deserve sturdy and durable emergency shelter.
We work hard to make sure that is exactly what we provide. We do this by talking to and working alongside disaster-hit communities to understand how we can support them in rebuilding their lives.
Every disaster and every community are different, that’s why ShelterBox responds according to a needs-based approach. During the assessment phase of a response, we prioritize input from affected families to make sure we are offering the best possible shelter and household aid solutions to enable their recovery.
Our work does not stop once we deliver aid. In order to make sure that our aid has made a significant impact to the livelihoods of the families we’ve reached, ShelterBox teams return after distributions to gather feedback. The insight we get from the families using our aid helps us improve the quality of our aid items and response efforts. These improvements contribute to families’ well-being, sustained livelihoods, and community resilience in future disasters.
ShelterBox aid is a direct reflection of feedback from the families we serve. Our aid will continue to evolve as the needs of families affected by disasters or conflict change.
31-year-old Modeline received cash assistance which she used to buy a goat to help feed her family. Haiti, earthquake, 2021.
By providing cash alongside our emergency shelter and household essentials, we can empower families to choose the extra materials and support they need to rebuild their homes. Tents, tarps and tools are at the heart of our disaster responses; however, we have learned that a small amount of cash complements the emergency support we already supply. While it won’t be the right approach after every disaster or conflict, cash assistance alongside shelter essentials can empower families to choose the extra materials and support they need to rebuild their homes and lives.
OUR LIFE-SAVING AID
When disaster strikes, families need shelter
to feel safe again. Depending on the weather and the location, the shelter needs of families differ. That’s why we’re committed to providing families with the best possible solutions that suit their needs.
Our Shelter Kits are used to create emergency shelter or to repair damaged homes, making them livable again. They contain tools, heavy-duty tarps, ropes, and fixings. The versatile tools we provide help with everything from clearing rubble to building shelters and even tending crops.
STANDARD SHELTERBOX TENT
For some disaster-hit communities, our durable family-sized tents where they can come together as a family and feel safe and protected are the best solution until they can start rebuilding their homes.
These unmarked tents made to UN specifications are deployed in conflict and crisis settings where Western-branded aid can become a security issue.
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ESSENTIAL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
EVOLUTION OF OUR COVID RESPONSE
In addition to shelter, we supply essential household items critical to survival that can turn a shelter into a home. These items help to meet the most urgent needs, so parents can begin earning a living, children can return to school, and communities can rebuild. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, but a dry and warm place to sleep, access to clean drinking water, and the ability to prepare hot meals are vital first steps.
Cameroon distributions, 2021
CHANGING HOW WE DELIVER AID TO THE FAMILIES THAT NEED IT
Over the past two years, responding during the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the work of ShelterBox.
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When the virus initially took hold, we knew shelter could save lives and make a tangible difference. But we also knew that we would need to adapt many of our processes to meet the increasing need for shelter while keeping families and partners safe.
ADAPTING OUR AID
Shelter helps families self-isolate, social distance and stay as healthy as possible, but as the virus spread, it quickly became clear that a few simple adaptions to our aid package could make a real difference in people’s lives.
We started including hygiene items masks, hand sanitizer and a simple soap bar and wash basin to enable people to wash their hands more regularly, ultimately lowering the risk of infection. We also increased the distribution of individual aid items to reduce sharing between families.
With travel bans and social distancing guidelines in place throughout 2020 and 2021, we had to rethink how we deliver aid. Instead of sending a team to the affected countries, we used local resources and partners. Our in-country partners have been crucial to our responses since March 2020, and we couldn’t have supported as many families as we have without them. Actual aid distributions have also been adapted, with social distancing and hand washing stations in place, ensuring we do not harm the communities we are committed to helping.
THE IMPACT FOR DISPLACED FAMILIES
In 2021, ShelterBox continued to respond to the challenges of COVID-19 to make the greatest possible impact. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has created secondary effects that will push displaced families further into poverty. Access to education has been reduced, women and girls are facing increased gender-based violence, and border closures are forcing people to return to unsafe situations.
Our sturdy green ShelterBox, packed with custom aid items, is used for more than storage. We’ve seen families use it as a work bench, a wardrobe, a seat, and even a crib!
1–LuminAID solar light, 2–Cook set, 3–Mosquito net, 4–Water container, 5–Water filter, 6–Wash basin & soap, 7–Thermal blanket, 8–Winter clothing & onesies, 9–Floor mat, 10–Tool set
For us, our work providing emergency shelter after disaster remains more important than ever. We will continue to adapt our processes to support people in the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 so they can stay healthy and recover from this crisis.
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India, flooding, 2021
2021 DEPLOYMENTS HONDURAS Hurricanes Eta & Iota HAITI earthquake BURKINA FASO conflict NIGERIA conflict CAMEROON conflict SUDAN flooding SYRIA conflict ETHIOPIA conflict MOZAMBIQUE conflict INDIA flooding PHILIPPINES Typhoon Rai 2000-2020 2021 OUR GLOBAL RESPONSE 12 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 2021 RESPONSES BY THE NUMBERS ShelterBox supported 143,450 PEOPLE in 28,690 HOUSEHOLDS and reached communities across 11 COUNTRIES: 9 CONFLICTS Burkina Faso Cameroon, Ethiopia Mozambique Nigeria, Syria 3 FLOODS India Sudan Syria 3 STORMS Honduras (Eta and Iota) Philippines (Typhoon Rai) 1 EARTHQUAKE Haiti COVID-19 Scan the QR code for up-to-date videos on our work. Hurricanes Eta and Iota, Honduras, 2021 13 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
In 2021, thousands of Haitians lost their homes when a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the country, destroying an estimated 61,000 homes and damaging another 77,000.
Two days later, with aftershocks still being felt and rescue teams still searching for survivors, Tropical Storm Grace hit, dropping 10 inches of rain that triggered flash floods and landslides, leaving many with nowhere to turn.
ShelterBox responded quickly. Following months of joint planning for a potential disaster in the Caribbean, ShelterBox partnered with Habitat for Humanity Haiti and deployed the first ShelterBox Response team since the onset of COVID-19.
With shipping containers in short supply worldwide, we chartered two flights to Haiti packed with life-saving aid. Two thousand families were provided with Shelter Kits to rebuild their homes along with tarps, thermal blankets, solar lights, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, and water carriers.
With our response team in country, we delivered face-to-face training to guide people through everything from strengthening shelters to strapping materials securely. Alongside our shelter aid, we piloted a cash payment program to help people buy materials and hire laborers to clear rubble or rebuild. Within weeks, families were back in their newly rebuilt homes and ready to face the future. This is the difference your support makes.
The destruction caused by the 2021 earthquake in Haiti.
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FRANCHETTE, HAITI, 2021
TONS OF CARGO WAS RUSHED TO HAITI.
CASH ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO FAMILIES TO BUY MATERIALS AND HIRE LABORERS TO CLEAR RUBBLE AND HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION.
Habitat for Humanity & Rotary Club of Les Cayes
SCAN THE QR CODE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS RESPONSE.
Franchette, 48, was outside with her 78-year-old mother, Acélia, when the earthquake hit. With her five-month-old daughter in her arms, Franchette and her mother helplessly watched on as their house collapsed. For the next few days, Franchette’s family slept under the trees in the yard until they received a Shelter Kit, which enabled them to build a safe, temporary shelter. Franchette also received household items, a hygiene package, and complimentary cash assistance. She found the kitchen utensils incredibly helpful for boiling water and taking care of her baby’s health.
Receiving cash alongside shelter aid was helpful to Franchette. With her family’s immediate basic needs met with the Shelter Kit and supplies, Franchette was able to invest the cash in the purchase of a goat that will help improve her families future.
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Ceyant with his solar lamp, Haiti earthquake, 2021
“Everything we received was incredibly useful,”
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March 2021 marked a tragic milestone in Syria—the tenth anniversary of the country’s devastating conflict that has left an estimated 12 million people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance.
ShelterBox has been supporting families displaced by the violence in Syria since 2012. In 2021, we continued to focus on meeting the needs of vulnerable households affected by the harsh climate and at risk of contracting COVID-19.
Winter is a notoriously challenging time for internally displaced Syrians. Heavy rains, flooding, and snowfall damage shelters already weakened by UV rays during the harsh summer. In February 2021, 22,000 people, already displaced by the conflict, again lost their homes to seasonal flooding. As temperatures dropped below zero, many were forced to seek shelter with family members or in public buildings.
Together with our partners Bahar Organization and ReliefAid, we distributed tools and materials to weatherproof and repair shelters. We also piloted a new system that uses sand, gravel, and concrete blocks to create a tent base so families can protect themselves and their belongings from future flooding and standing water. Our aid package also included mattresses, blankets, and clothes to keep people warm during the harsh Syrian winter, and hygiene kits with masks, washbasins, and soap to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
Syria, conflict, 2021
Amira was forced to flee her village with her eight children when bombing destroyed their house and community.
THE SYRIAN CONFLICT
2011 Syrian civil war begins, displacing 11 million Syrians over 10 years.
2012 ShelterBox forms partnership with ReliefAid and launches our first winterization project in Northern Syria.
2013 ShelterBox becomes the first aid agency in the world to distribute tents to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
With your support, ShelterBox has reached over 400,000 people with desperately needed shelter and household aid. We will continue to stand alongside families and communities whose lives are overwhelmed by this devastating conflict.
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They traveled by foot, staying in cars and relying on the kindness of strangers until they arrived at a displacement camp in Northeast Syria. While grateful to be away from the violence, her family found it difficult to adjust to their new life in the camp as Syrian winters are freezing and unforgiving,
“It was very cold and the children got sick.”
OF HOUSEHOLDS FELT THAT THE ITEMS PROVIDED HELPED TO ADDRESS THEIR MOST URGENT SHELTER AND LIVING NEEDS.
OF HOUSEHOLDS REPORTED THAT THE DISTRIBUTION OF SOAP AND WASH BASINS HELPED PROTECT THEM FROM COVID-19.
SCAN THE QR CODE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RESPONSE THROUGH PARTNERS BAHAR ORGANIZATION & RELIEF AID.
With your support, ShelterBox provided Amira and her family with a new tent as well as blankets, warm clothing, a solar light, and other essentials to help her family survive and recover. Although she yearns for life to return to normal, Amira is comforted by the fact that her children’s nights are a little warmer and their shelter now feels like a home.
2015 ShelterBox forms partnership with Hand in Hand for Syria. We support families in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, plus camps for asylum seekers in Greece.
2017 ShelterBox forms partnership with Bahar Organization to scale operations in Syria.
2018 ShelterBox nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for our work in conflict zones.
2019 Airstrikes escalate in Idlib province, displacing more than a million people. Milestone: 250,000 Syrians supported by ShelterBox. ShelterBox nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second time.
2020 ShelterBox supports over 4,000 families across Idlib with shelter and household supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
My family and I were happy with the tent provided to us. There is nothing more important than home in our lives.”
2021 ShelterBox continues to address the needs of families impacted by the violent conflict and harsh winter conditions with our sixth winterization project.
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Rihanata and her family became part of the 2.7 million Burkinabé displaced when their village was targeted by Boko Haram.
Right now, Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises on the African continent.
Burkina Faso has seen an increase in violence from Jihadist groups in the Sahel region—a belt of semi-arid land south of the Sahara Desert including Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.
Since 2019, insecurity has reached devastating levels and the number of Burkinabe people fleeing violence has skyrocketed. It is estimated that over 2.7 million people have been forced to flee, many occupying cramped collective centers, with a further 13.4 million in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. According to the UN, more than one in every 20 people are forced to flee the violence. Increased displacement is reinforced by poverty, unemployment, lack of infrastructure, and the impacts of climate change.
Prolonged drought has affected agriculture and food production and the arrival of COVID-19 has placed a further strain on a country already struggling to provide essential services like healthcare.
This insecurity and instability make it difficult for aid workers to reach families in need. Despite the challenges for humanitarian organizations, ShelterBox has been working with our partner Help since 2020 to support the most vulnerable communities. In 2021 we leveraged our partnership with Help and scaled our response to support more families. Thanks to our supporters, we were able to provide shelter, tarps, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, blankets, and other essential items, including soap and buckets to families who had recently been forced to flee as well as to people whose existing shelters had been damaged by heavy rain and strong winds.
OF HOUSEHOLDS SURVEYED REPORTED THAT THEY COULD BETTER ISOLATE AND SOCIAL DISTANCE AFTER THEY RECEIVED SUPPORT.
FAMILIES SUPPORTED IN 2021
Rihanata, her grandson Issa, and her daughter escaped to a nearby village, where their only refuge was a makeshift shelter made from plastic bags. The structure offered very little space or protection from the elements. Not only was it incredibly uncomfortable to sleep in at night but their belongings became waterlogged every time it rained.
With your generous donations, we provided Rihanata with a ShelterBox tent as well as household essentials like sleeping mats, solar lamps, and hygiene kits to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She said she particularly appreciated the cook set, with which she takes great pride in preparing hot meals for her family.
OF HOUSEHOLDS SAID SHELTERBOX AID REDUCED THEIR RISK OF BEING EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE.
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2021 distributions in Burkina Faso
Rihanata, with her grandson Issa, using their ShelterBox cook set and floor mat, Burkina Faso, 2021
We fled in the middle of the day to save our lives because armed men burst into our village and forced us to leave.”
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We were overjoyed when we were given an emergency shelter. We feel more at ease now.”
Cameroon, conflict, 2021
CASH ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO FAMILIES TO BUY MATERIALS AND HIRE LABORERS TO HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION.
Scan the QR code for Tchamaye’s story.
Just 40 miles east of the Nigerian border lies Minawao camp—a dusty, sprawling refugee camp in the extreme north of Cameroon.
Originally designed to hold 15,000 individuals, it is officially home to more than 67,000 refugees.
Minawao has become a safe haven for Nigerian families escaping violent attacks from the extremist group Boko Haram. Arriving with only what they could carry, many have seen their homes torched and lost their loved ones.
ShelterBox has been working in Minawao since 2015 and is the sole provider of tents to the camp.
In 2021, working through partner IEDA Relief we continued supporting refugees and internally displaced people in Minawao Camp and beyond who had been forced from their homes due to violence, climatic changes, or economic pressures.
Families received Shelter Kits and other items like solar lights, ground sheets, mosquito nets, and hygiene kits on their recovery journey. Due to the virus, we worked closely with our partner to ensure the health and safety of affected communities and staff by wearing face masks and gloves and using hand sanitizer.
With your continued support, we’ve provided shelter and essential aid to over 18,000 families in Cameroon to date.
Tchamaye, 56, lives with his wife and five children in Cameroon. Like many other families in the area, they fled from armed terrorist attacks in the middle of the night, leaving their home and belongings behind.
“ That night was very quiet; I was about to go to bed when I heard unusual screams and cries of terror. My heart leapt out of my chest and I realized that I had to get my family to safety. I shouted my wife’s name: Nguezaya! Take the children and run. Everyone was looking for an escape route but it was too late, the village was surrounded by our attackers. The terrorists were shooting like crazy. The unluckiest villagers received these bullets in the chest. My family and I ran into the dark forest, followed by others who also wanted to escape death. We walked without respite, tired, thirsty and hungry, but there was no question of stopping even for a second. With fear in our stomachs, we finally arrived in Northern Cameroon after many long hours of wandering in the bush.”
Once safely in Cameroon, Tchamaye received ShelterBox aid and cash assistance. Using the tools and tarps from his Shelter Kit, and with the help of paid laborers, he was able build a new home for his family.
The most beautiful surprise
I received this year is without a doubt the construction kit...
Today I can proudly say that my house is the most beautiful house in the village.”
PARTNER IEDA Relief
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Images on right (clockwise): The destruction left behind by Typhoon RAI, 2021; rebuilding a home; distributions of Shelter Kits and other essential aid.
We are more focused than ever on prepositioning our aid in strategic hotspots around the world, stocking each one of our five warehouses with the items most likely to be needed in that region.
hundreds of people and damaging over 800,000 homes, it’s estimated about 7 million people were affected.
The Philippines is a country that has one of the highest disaster rates in the world, with ninety percent of major disasters caused by severe weather-related events. Since 2004, ShelterBox has deployed to the Philippines more than any other country in the world. That’s why, in 2019, ShelterBox established an operational headquarters in Cebu to more effectively and efficiently respond when deadly disasters strike.
In addition to being one of the South Pacific countries most affected by COVID-19, in 2021 the Philippines was devastated by Super Typhoon Rai (known locally as Odette). With gusts of up to 150 mph, the storm was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. Killing
Our ShelterBox Operations Philippines team worked closely with local partners Humanity and Inclusion, the Philippines Navy, and Rotary contacts to respond rapidly. Using aid prepositioned in our local warehouse, we supported 20,000 families in Cebu and the Bohol region with the vital shelter aid and supplies needed to survive and stay healthy during the pandemic.
Over 18 years and 31 responses to disasters in the Philippines, ShelterBox supported 100,000 displaced people with the aid needed to recover and rebuild.
In 2021/22, ShelterBox was able to support 100,000 people in a single response following Typhoon Rai. This was made possible by ShelterBox Operations Philippines, incountry staff, prepositioned aid, and your support. It is our largest response to date.
Philippines, Typhoon, RAI, 2021
Rotary Club of Cebu & Humanity and Inclusion
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* INCLUDES JAN. 2022 TYPHOON RAI RESPONSE
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OF PEOPLE STATED THE PROVISION OF SHELTER MATERIALS MEANT THEY COULD FOCUS ON MEETING OTHER CRITICAL HOUSEHOLD NEEDS.
OF PEOPLE HAD BEEN ABLE TO RECOMMENCE LIVELIHOODS USING THE TOOLS PROVIDED BY SHELTERBOX.
CASH ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED TO FAMILIES TO BUY MATERIALS AND HIRE LABORERS TO HELP WITH CONSTRUCTION.
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For Hondurans, 2020 will not only be remembered as the year that brought coronavirus. November saw the end of the most active storm season ever recorded, culminating with Hurricane Iota, the strongest hurricane of the season. This extreme event came days after Hurricane Eta had made landfall, making it the first November on record to have two major Hurricanes. The events that unfolded that November demonstrate how coronavirus and climate change are affecting the world’s poorest communities. Before cases of coronavirus arrived in Honduras, 1.6 million people were considered in need of humanitarian assistance. By the end of 2020, this figure was 2.8 million; nearly two thirds of the population. Coronavirus, followed by hurricanes Eta and Iota, showed how compounding humanitarian
Haiti, earthquake, 2021
With the majority of La Lima’s inhabitants working in agriculture, Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the livelihoods that people had worked so hard to create.
María told us: “When we knew the hurricane was coming, I told my daughter and grandchildren to get ready and to try and save as much of our possessions as we could. We went to higher ground where our neighbors lived, but the water soon got too high, so we had to abandon that house. Luckily, we were able to find safer shelter. Over the next fifteen days, we were moving from shelter to shelter. When I finally returned home, I saw everything was mouldy and useless.”
SCAN THE QR CODE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHELTERBOX’S RESPONSE IN HONDURAS IN 2021.
crises can erode the resilience of communities, making the cumulative impact of extreme events greater than the sum of their parts.
ShelterBox worked in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of San Pedro Sula to provide training and shelter items to households affected by the two hurricanes. By enabling people to repair their damaged homes or build temporary shelters, they were able to move out of congested collective centers where they were at greater risk of contracting COVID-19.
Habitat for Humanity & Rotary Club of San Pedro
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OF THE PEOPLE STATED THE PROVISION OF SHELTER MATERIALS MEANT THEY COULD FOCUS ON MEETING OTHER CRITICAL HOUSEHOLD NEEDS.
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When asked about the support provided, Maria said: “The aid we received from ShelterBox helped us rebuild our home after the storm. Everything was handy, but especially the tarpaulin. I used it to cover the corners and walls of the house that had been damaged.”
OF PEOPLE HAD BEEN ABLE TO RECOMMENCE LIVELIHOODS USING THE TOOLS PROVIDED BY SHELTERBOX.
The hurricanes had a devastating impact on agriculture: “People are losing jobs as the storms are impacting local agriculture palm field, local corns and the banana field’s crops have been lost.” As the hurricanes become more severe, Maria worries what the future holds: “I’ve certainly noticed an increase in hurricanes, some of which are heavier than others.”
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Right now, one of the worst humanitarian crises is unfolding in Tigray, Ethiopia. The crisis is driven by conflict, but food shortages and the constant threat of COVID-19 are making it worse.
Most displaced people are living in crowded schools, sleeping on dusty floors in abandoned buildings or sleeping outside. Working with our partner IOM, ShelterBox is delivering emergency shelter to people displaced by conflict in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Shewit is one of them.
Shewit, 32, and her four children have been displaced by this horrific conflict. On the day her family was forced to flee, Shewit was busy at work as a schoolteacher.
“I was in the middle of teaching when the fighting broke out. I took what I could but most importantly, I rushed to get my kids and fled.”
The next five days were frightening. Shewit and her young children were forced to walk 50 miles over five days to find a safe place to shelter.
“I am grateful and at ease with the new shelter
provided by IOM and ShelterBox, our living conditions have improved a lot. We do not have to sit outside and fear for our safety anymore.”
SHEWIT, ETHIOPIA, 2021
In the state of Odisha, flash flooding caused widespread destruction to homes, buildings and livelihoods. Thousands of families needed shelter. Working with our partner Habitat for Humanity India we supported families with shelter kits, including tarps, rope and tool kits, hygiene kits as well as other essential household items.
In late 2020, Sudan was affected by the worst flooding in decades, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Together with our partner, the United Peace Organization (UPO), we supported devastated communities in the Gadaref region with tarps and other essential household items like hygiene kits to protect from COVID-19.
Shewit was anxious and feared the unknown upon arrival at the displacement camp until they received ShelterBox aid. She commented that the cooking materials, shelter and comfortable beds and blankets make the shelter feel more like home.
Shewit now not only cares for her children but is also a leader of the Women’s Committee in the displacement camp. This group represents all the women, making sure that their concerns are heard and shared to responding groups and organizations.
Since 2018 ShelterBox has been working with partner ACTED to support families displaced by the violence caused by the extremist group Boko Haram. To date, we have served over 11,000 families with life-saving items like tents, tarps, shelter kits, and other household essentials, with future projects planned.
The conflict caused by an Islamic extremist group in northern Mozambique is driving one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises. With help from our partner CARE Mozambique, we have supported vulnerable communities with shelter kits, thermal blankets and other household essentials.
SUPPORTED IN 2021
FAMILIES SUPPORTED IN 2021
FAMILIES SUPPORTED IN 2021
1,800 1,000 1,332 748
FAMILIES SUPPORTED IN 2021
FAMILIES SUPPORTED IN 2021
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SHELTERBOX BEGAN WITH ROTARY
In 2000, The Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, UK, started ShelterBox as their millennium project. Throughout our 20+ years of existence, Rotary continues to be instrumental in ShelterBox’s growth, becoming official project partners in 2021 and helping to transform ShelterBox into an internationally recognized disaster relief charity.
Each year, thanks to the continued support of Rotarians and Rotary clubs worldwide, Rotary helps us to go further, support more people, and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach.
By linking with Rotary partners worldwide, we can get aid into countries more easily, which has meant more than ever before in a time of global travel restrictions and shipping container shortages. We can identify the communities most in need of support more easily too. And many Rotary members are part of our volunteer teams, having a direct impact on the ground when we respond in person.
Rotarians are instrumental in all of our responses around the world, and our partnership has never been more instrumental than during the pandemic.
“ The partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox has provided a place of refuge to people facing some of the most difficult and uncertain moments in their lives.”
JOHN HEWKO, GENERAL SECRETARY OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
A CRUCIAL PARTNERSHIP
ShelterBox is proud to be the official project partner of Rotary International. Local Rotary groups and Rotarians in disaster-affected countries helped in many of our responses to non-conflict disasters.
It is thanks to our partnerships with Habitat for Humanity Honduras and Rotary that we were able to support thousands of families in Honduras following Hurricanes Eta and Iota during a global pandemic. The Rotary Club of San Pedro Sula played a vital role in this response, taking on the large and complicated task of getting our shelter kits into Honduras. They coordinated the arrival and unloading of eleven 40-foot containers, arranged the tax exemption and provided and managed a warehouse for safe and secure storage. They also utilized their Rotary networks and coordinated other Rotary clubs around the district to support Habitat for Humanity Honduras to select project participants, mobilize communities and distribute emergency shelter solutions.
Together we reached 118 of the hardest hit communities in 24 municipalities and supported over 3,208 families with shelter kits and other essential items. Our relationship with Rotary demonstrates how we are truly stronger together.
In Haiti in 2021, the Rotary Club of Les Cayes gave us the latest updates and helped us understand the local context before we arrived in the country. Members also helped our teams find accommodation, making it easier for us to begin supporting families as soon as we arrived.
In Honduras, our local partnerships were essential to our progress as we worked to help communities recover from Hurricane Iota and Hurricane Eta. These two storms hit just a week apart in late 2020 and our response work continued into 2021. With COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, we were unable to deploy a team to Honduras and so relied on Rotarians on the ground to provide local knowledge and connections to identify where we could make the biggest difference.
Rotary is also a key partner in the Philippines and has been greatly helpful in helping us establish our warehouse and ShelterBox Operations in Cebu. In December 2021, following the devastating Super Typhoon Rai, it was Rotarians that helped us mount our single largest response to date. Through strong relationships with communities and the local government the Rotary Club of Cebu helped us get aid to some of the hardest to reach locations, helped facilitate aid distributions, connected us to suppliers, and helped with transport.
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ShelterBox recently began using a water filter invented by a Rotary International member that can treat up to 200,000 liters of unsafe water. In a world of increased water shortages, it’s the kind of innovation that will make a vital difference.
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IN 2021, SHELTERBOX RECEIVED $1.1M IN SUPPORT FROM ROTARY CLUBS 29 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
FINANCIALS 30 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 66 % INDIVIDUALS 21% FOUNDATIONS 10% ROTARY 2% CORPORATIONS 1% OTHER GIVING BY CONSTITUENT TYPE ALLOCATION OF EXPENSES BY % ShelterBox relies on the support from individuals, companies, foundations, civic groups and schools. ShelterBox receives no funding from any government entity and our accounts are submitted annually to Charity Navigator and GuideStar. View audited financial statements and 990 Forms at ShelterBoxUSA.org SHELTERBOX USA IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA: EIN 20-0471604. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA OR WWW.800HELPFLA.COM). REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. GIFTS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. FUNDRAISING PROGRAM SERVICES MANAGEMENT & GENERAL 8% 10% 82% Hurricanes Eta and Iota, Honduras, 2021 31 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 ASSETS Cash $5,378,439 Pledges receivable –Other receivables –Prepaid expenses $43,550 Property and equipment $10,607 TOTAL ASSETS $5,432,596 LIABILITIES Accounts payable & accrued expenses $1,456,837 Deferred revenue –TOTAL LIABILITIES $1,456,837 NET ASSETS Net assets, unrestricted
Net assets, unrestricted, board designated
Net assets, restricted time and purpose $129,812 TOTAL NET ASSETS $3,975,759 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $5,432,596 SUPPORT & REVENUES, UNRESTRICTED Contributions, unrestricted $7,995,975 Contributions, in-kind –Interest income, net $320 Other income –Contributions, releases from restrictions $3,745,860 TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUES, UNRESTRICTED $11,742,155 TOTAL EXPENSES Program services $8,461,859 Management and general $1,037,525 Fundraising $879,179 TOTAL EXPENSES $10,378,563 Change in net assets, unrestricted $1,363,592 SUPPORT & REVENUES, UNRESTRICTED Contributions $3,005,144 Releases from restrictions ($3,745,860) CHANGE IN NET ASSETS, RESTRICTED ($740,716) NET ASSETS Change in net assets $622,876 Net assets, beginning of year $3,325,883 NET ASSETS, END OF YEAR $3,975,759 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION* STATEMENT OF ACTIVITY** * AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021 **FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2021
TOTAL EXPENSES * $10.4 M * in the 2021 fiscal year. ALLOCATION OF EXPENSES $8.5 M went towards ShelterBox programs to provide emergency shelter and supplies in the following countries: FAMILIES PEOPLE Syria 4,085 20,425 Cameroon 4,580 27,900 Ethiopia 4,350 21,750 Burkina Faso 3,450 17,250 India 1,800 9,000 Sudan 1,000 5,000 Honduras 3,208 16,040 Mozambique 748 3,740 Haiti 2,000 10,000 Philippines 1,137 5,586 TOTAL 28,600 143,450 $1.9M covered operating expenses. TOTAL REVENUE * $11.7 M * in the 2021 fiscal year. 32 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 ShelterBox USA is the recipient of Charity Navigator’s “4-Star” rating for financial health, accountability, and transparency and is a GuideStar Platinum Participant, committed to donor transparency and financial and operational efficiency. FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY YEAR OVER YEAR REVENUE AND EXPENSES 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2 M 0 4 M 6 M 8 M 10 M 12 M $3.4 M $4.6 M $6.9 M $7.7 M $8.5M TOTAL SUPPORT & REVENUE TOTAL DIRECTED TOWARDS PROGRAM SERVICES $5.5 M $4.8 M $6.1 M $8.6 M $9.4 M $11.7 M $3.9 M 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 33 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
Every supporter and volunteeer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world. Whatever skills, knowledge or spare time you have, you can play a vital part in this process.
Changemakers help ShelterBox USA raise funds to help us in our mission. They participate in our campaigns as well as host their own fundraising events such as sponsored sports events, craft sales, hosting a ShelterBox themed party, and much more.
ROTARY CLUB CHAMPION
Rotary Club Champions raise awareness about ShelterBox within their Club, apply for Club and/or District funding for ShelterBox, and act as the main point-of-contact between the Club and ShelterBox USA.
ShelterBox interns and office
volunteers assist with needs in the Santa Barbara, CA, office. This could be anything from administrative work to answering phone calls to helping with local events and much more.
ShelterBox Influencers support our mission by sharing our recent news and updates from the field using social media. They are very important for getting our message across multiple platforms so that we can reach the most people.
Ambassadors are the face of ShelterBox USA in their community and aim to raise awareness and funds about our work.
Whether Ambassadors are making presentations, hosting events, or simply chatting up ShelterBox at the office, these volunteers are the heart of our organization.
ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members deploy to disasters under challenging conditions to ensure that emergency shelter and other humanitarian aid is delivered to families who need it most. They are relied on to be excellent team workers, capable of making good decisions under pressure and maintain good relationships with partners and community members. Become a ShelterBox
ShelterBox Adventurers come in every age and take on incredible personal challenges often with a physical or endurance component to raise awareness and funding for the global work of ShelterBox. If you’re passionate about helping families displaced by disaster, consider becoming an ShelterBox Adventurer and plan a challenge of your own!
Be a part of the action.
It’s an incredible feeling to be able reach out and help people on the other side of the world in what is quite possibly the worst moment of their lives.
That’s why I support ShelterBox.”
PAM FURNISH, SHELTERBOX VOLUNTEER
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volunteer at ShelterboxUSA.org/volunteer
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2021
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY PANEL
Every year on International Women’s Day, March 8th, ShelterBox celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women by hosting a panel. We heard from an inspiring and diverse panel of female leaders as they shared their personal experiences and insights into the daily disparities and challenges women face and the ways in which we can collectively work together to change that narrative by empowering women around the world.
SHELTERBOX USA +CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Charity Navigator goes lives with Kerri Murray, President of ShelterBox USA, to highlight our life-saving work in disaster and humanitarian crisis.
AN EVENING TO EXPERIENCE SHELTERBOX
ShelterBox USA hosted their Annual Benefit, An Evening To Experience ShelterBox, virtually. This year’s highlights included honoring the Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation with the 2021 Global Humanitarian Service award as well as updates on our responses in Haiti, Honduras, Syria, and Cameroon.
Last summer while out hiking Colorado’s 14ers, Chase Harr met ShelterBox Adventurer Brittney Woodrum on the trail. After learning about her #14ers project in support of ShelterBox, he decided to take on a challenge of his own, and the Second Summits project was born! Chase, along with his trusty pup Keetna spent the summer of 2021 climbing all 67 peaks rising above 4,000 ft in New England all while carrying a ShelterBox on his back to fundraise and raise awareness for ShelterBox. Chase’s #SecondSummits project kicked off August 1st and ended on September 12th when Chase completed the arduous challenge having raised over $12,000 to help shelter families after disaster.
JESSE PINE’S RIDE FOR SHELTERBOX
“This trip has been the most rewarding two months I’ve ever had. All the people I met along the way made the trip truly special and memorable. The road was challenging, beautiful, exciting, nerve-racking, but most of all, it was a wonderful journey and accomplishment.”
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In August of 2021, ShelterBox USA was featured on Charity Navigator’s list of highly-rated charities providing relief andrecovery efforts in the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
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On June 20th, Jesse Pine began the biggest challenge of his life, a solo bike ride from California to Alaska in support of ShelterBox. His 3,500-mile adventure began in Lake Tahoe. Undeterred by COVID-19 travel restrictions, which prevented Jesse from traveling through Canada, Jesses flew his bike to Alaska where he completed a 1300-mile route. Jesse raised over $19,000 for ShelterBox ensuring more families can have the emergency shelter they need following disaster.
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Katherine Fick Kelly Wike Kieran
Brittney Woodrum James Yeats
Thank you to our volunteers who raise money for ShelterBox’s humanitarian work. Their lifetime fundraising amounts are listed below.
$500,000+ Jim Carriere
$400,000+ Donna Gulley $300,000+ Wayne Chiles Mark Dyer James Pickett † Allan Syphers Louis Turpin Jack Young †
$200,000+ Brian Glenn Nancy & Jack Faddegon
Tom & Marie Grant †† Pete Griffith Dick Isackson Greg Krauska Yi Shun Lai Gary Olsen Larry Palant David Wolcott Bill Woodard †
$100,000+ David Addor Bill Ballou Bill Decker Tom Deuson Herman Dixon Nancy Dodge
Erik Elsea Parker Emerson Katherine Fick
Mike Freeman Bruce Heller Don Jorgensen John Keane Susan Klock Jeff Lichty & Mary Sloan Mark Midyett Jim Miller (NC) Mike Mira Len Nemeroff Eric Reise Wayne Robinson Ross Spencer Marshall Stanton Steven Tonkinson Greg Vik & Kieran Walsh Kelly Wike
$75,000+ Ed Bell Peggy & Malcolm Carlaw Dan Christianson Lora Helmer Michael Hicks Ken & Rhonda Kaplan Linda Mayger Dave Nichols Tim & Melinda Osburn Ken Thompson †
$50,000+ Wally Brown Jeanette Bullock Rich Comins Jeff & Lisa Deatherage Jess Gutzwiler Steve Horan Derek Locke Reese Mates Ned Morris Reis Pearson Pam Pine Martin Postma Dale Rubinkam
$25,000+ Holly Anderson James Bacca Liz Barron Margaret Blaurock Wes Clanton Linda Cook Mark Cooke0 Stephen Demeranville Bill DiBiasio John Freeman Gary Friedman Matt Gerber Steve Gibson Mitone Griffiths Anthony Hansen Glenn Harris Tricia Sharp & Michael Hendon Tom & Mary Hodson Gerald Iwerks Laura Kerckhoff Kim Kim
Thomas Lloyd William Long Jim Mason
Theresa Mohan George Morrison Mukund Nori Jan Reed
Traci SchauermanOliver Mike Sears Marlise Skinner Frank Spears David & Melanie Sturrock Kathryn Sweeney Anthony Thompson Bill Tuszynski Marilyn Young Skogland
$15,000+ Gary Abbey Bonnie Boyle Dean Caldwell
Delphine Clough Gavin Craddock Ron Darrah Bruce Dearnley Steve Goble David Hall Chase Harr Judy Hutcherson David Jessich Michael Kruse
Jim Miller (OR)
Sondra Scott Larry Stenger Henry Tur Lee & Catherine Varra-Nelson Rob Wavra Roland Weimer
Jack Bishop David Borgen
Frank Hale Jay Hislop
Jeannine Murrell & Pamelajean Myers
Lawrence Petrash Jerry Picaman Rich Ridenour
Robert Reid Ryan Schaafsma
Lawrence Southwick Andy Stewart Stan & Debbie Wall $5,000+ Jalain Bagley Frank Bales David Berg Bradford Bixler Elsa Cade Jeffry Cadorette Meghan Camp Elaine Chan Karen Coe Jim Coleman Lisa Deatherage Dennie Dyer Keith Einstein Ryder Evans Steve Frazier
Karim Jaude Fran Jeffries
Steven Lease Rob Lucke
Cristina Mas Josh Mohr & Kara Lapso Steve Morreale Maria Peterson Kathleen Pierz Ted Pleibel Michael Pugh Dick Sant Eric Schalla Peter Scott Skip Sockell Dan Steelhammer Phyl Strawbridge Cynthia Swanson Larry Symonds Shan Thom Martin Thompson Joseph Urda Dean Veneman Steven Wagenseil Ryan Wallin Don Utz
Leslie Irish Evans
Dennis Ivie Carrie Ledgerwood
Michael Lee Jim McDonald & Chelsea Robertson
Pete Mulford Carol Pipitone Charles Pulliam
Andrea Shields Mahesh Turaga M. Scott Weaver
$1,000+ Amy Alford Robert Barnes Meredith Bocek Gary Boe Janie Borsh-Symons Christy Brown Rick Commisso
Dan Perron Paul D. Raino
Debra RobertsonFantz Casey Robinson Scott Robinson
Richard Rodriguez Becki Saltzman
$2,500+ Chris Alexander Vince Barnes
Paul Daniels Alicia Elkins Penny Gee Michael Grant Edward Hamilton
Lester Cooper Elizabeth Dunham Dan Dudzinski
Phil Duloy David Eby Amanda Eyer
Alyson Farmer Russell Fericks Todd Finklestone Bruce Fogelberg
Fayette Stewart Ann Thomas Stan Vlademar Fernando Vieira
Peter Webster Jack Werner
Minah ZamejtisBrown Minah ZamejtisBrown Eric Zawilski
Bill Woodard, a committed humanitarian, long-time member of the SRT family and a former board member of ShelterBox USA, was an instrumental member of our ShelterBox family.
Bill’s voice and contributions are embedded in the very DNA of ShelterBox. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
HALL OF FAME We welcome and recognize the following individuals to our esteemed group of volunteers who have raised more than $100,000 to support the mission of ShelterBox.
Dick Isackson Donna Gulley Don Jorgensen Eric Reise Erik Elsea Gary Olsen Greg Krauska Herman Dixon Jack &
† James Pickett
Allan Syphers Bill Ballou Bill Decker
Bill Woodard Brian Glenn Bruce Heller
Lichty & Mary Sloan
Carriere Jim Miller (NC)
Greg Vik Larry Palant Len Nemeroff Louis Turpin Mark Dyer Mark Midyett Marshall Stanton Mike Freeman Mike Mira Nancy Dodge Parker Emerson Pete Griffith Ross Spencer Steven Tonkinson Susan Klock Tom Deuson Tom & Marie Grant †† Wayne Chiles Wayne Robinson Yi Shun Lai 38 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
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40 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 THE SHELTER CIRCLE Shelter Circle members are a committed group of ShelterBox supporters who give annually and understand our work is continuous. Their core support provides emergency shelter to families right when they need it most. STEP INSIDE THE SHELTER CIRCLE ShelterBoxUSA.org/ShelterCircle MARQUEE / $1,000,000+ LIFETIME Anonymous Crystal Springs Foundation VISIONARY / $100,000+ Blake Murray Zegar Family Foundation PIONEER / $50,000+ The Dew Foundation Mey Share Foundation Errol & Sonja Eernisse Bradley Singer INNOVATOR / $25,000+ Michael & Debra Binns Linden Family Foundation Jeffrey & Cynthia Harger SUSTAINER / $10,000+ Anonymous (4) Joan & Kent Bohls Mary Courneya Katherine Fick The Kirby-Jones Foundation G A Fowler Family Foundation Martin & Kerrilee Gore Rosemary & Dennis Hullinger Thomas Lloyd John McGovern Marie & Robert McInnes Andrew Morse William O’Malley Mark & Susan Piersma Judy Pigott Ellen Posel Jeffrey & Amy Rhoads The Snyder Charitable Foundation Richard and Elizabeth Steele Endowment Fund Richard & Margarita Tonkinson The Tonkinson Foundation Mark H. and JoAnn T. Wainwright David Wolcott Musa Wolcott CHAMPION / $5,000+ Anonymous David Allen Rajeev Bhaman Peter Bauer Steven & Delores Basile Scott Blandford Crystal Bond Michael Boustridge Joan & David Brausch Ralph & Joyce Carter Judith Colglaizer Laine & Martin Cobb Jay & Ann Davis Martha Dean William & Julie Decker Tom Duerig Bruce & Julie Dunbar Sharen Dyer Jon Frieboes Matt Gerber Nicholas & Pam Hackett Marilyn Hoban Steve & Heather Horan Philip & Diana Hunter Robert & Gail Jamin Jane Kinghorn Kristen Klingbeil-Weis & Karl Weis Charles & Sandra Koenig Phil Koontz Frank Kunc & Lisa Hinson Kathryn & Tim Mahaffy Thomas & Rose Mary Meyer David Murray Carrie Palmore
Jan & Phillip Reed Paul Rothman Ronald Stefano & Lisa Rich Charles & Donna Ruesink Jane Rust John Sakash Margaret Schellerup Karen Lehrer & Steve Sherwin Margaret Siber Jeff Lichty & Mary Sloan Mary & Jeffery Smith Brillo-Sonnino Family Foundation Lotte Sonnenschein The Shirley and Stuart Speyer Family Fund Kent Tarbutton The Adele A & Harold J Westbrook Foundation SUPPORTER / $2,500+ Anonymous (5) Penelope Attwell Barbara & Steven Barney Bernie & Patricia Beaver Loren Boyens Dennis Breen Duncan & Mary Browne Jim & Nancy Carriere Rita Cooper Christine Costner Deborah Dalby Billy & Marilyn Deames Peter & Vivian de Kok Hilary Dennison Thomas Elgin Jeffrey Gower Richard Graham Jr Cyd Harrell Corey Kasch Steven & Nancy Kassel Michael Kress Jamie & Christine Langowski Tom Larimore Margaret Leydic-Boyd Pauline & Paul Liebig Lonna Lysne Diane Lucas Gary Kilmer Harry Macy Linda Mayger Karen McDaniels Bill & M.L. Medina Norbert & Mary Jo Melnick Mark & Linda Midyett Thomas & Debra Milinovich Larry & Carole Morgan Judith & J. Bill Moschetti Newburn Family Foundation Mary Patrick Charles Pick Melissa Murray James & Donna Miller Thomas & Elizabeth O’Connor Cornelis & Coby Pieterman Kendall & John Rafter Sandra & John Reschovsky Holly Rickett Richard & Karen Robinson Mary Stewart Diane Shock Jeffrey Scales Marlise Skinner Alan Solomon Christina Kennedy & John Sorteberg Kathryn & Mike Stack Marshall & Janice Stanton Kathryn & William Sweeney Lindsey Walker Robert Waltermire Scott & Sharon Wilson Diana Winston Joel & Amanda Winterton Edward & Willa Wolcott Luke Young FOUNDATION & ORGANIZATIONAL GIVING* CORPORATE GIVING* $2,000,000+ Latter-day Saint Charities $1,000,000+ Crystal Springs Foundation $50,000+ Linden Family Foundation $10,000+ 37th Street Foundation G A Fowler Family Foundation Lee Heller Marie & Peter Laugharn Orange County Community Foundation Richard & Elizabeth Steele Endowment Fund The Tonkinson Foundation Yardi Systems Inc. $5,000+ Brillo-Sonnino Family Foundation Community Foundation of Northern Nevada Joseph Deitch Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Lehrer Family Foundation Tao Jones Charitable Foundation The Shirlery & Stuart Speyer Family Fund $2,500+ Newburn Family Foundation $100,000+ Jefferies International Limited $50,000+ The Northern Trust Company $20,000+ Yardi Systems Inc. $10,000+ Butler County Tourism Excess Line Association of New York The Zebra $5,000+ Anchor QEA, LLC Beazley USA Services, Inc. Gartner New Energy Works and Pioneer Millworks The Ranch $2,500+ Active Network, LLC. AIM Dental Marketing Flossmoor Community Church Unity Christ Church *All contributions are from Jan.1–Dec. 31, 2021. *All contributions are from Jan.1–Dec. 31, 2021. Thank you to our major donors who support the work of ShelterBox. 41 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021
As a member of ShelterBox’s Give a Home program, you can inspire your real estate clients and give them a sense of purpose each time they use your services by donating the cost of a home for each home sold. With each donation to ShelterBox you will provide emergency shelter and life-saving supplies to families who have lost their homes and belongings to disaster or conflict.
All members receive recognition on our Give a Home members web page and exclusive updates on the operations of ShelterBox.
A planned gift will help ShelterBox build toward a future where no family is left without shelter. Your thoughtful and generous support enables us to build up supplies and prepare for catastrophes, whatever the scale.
Leaving a planned gift can help you give more to the ongoing work of ShelterBox than you may have thought possible providing continued support long after your lifetime.
July marks the launch of ShelterBox’s annual Stock the Box fundraiser to fill our five strategically placed warehouses with pre-positioned aid so we can mobilize fast and effectively when disaster strikes.
Thank you to our Give a Home members who provided up to 61 homes: Brian Fox, Troy Hoidal, and Mark & Linda Midyett. Learn more or become a member at ShelterBoxUSA.org/giveahome
Thank you to our Legacy Society members: Penelope Attwell, Bill & Julie Decker, Dr. Nancy H. Dodge, David & Jocelyn Durrance Sheryl Gold, Lora Helmer, Derek & Diane Locke, Dee Maitland, Keith & Sandra Martin, Jim & Rhonda McNett, Eric Reise, Bill and Sherie Tobin, and Kelly & Jeffrey Wike.
In 2021 our incredible supporters took the Stock the Box challenge to new heights raising over $350,000 to restock our warehouses with emergency shelter and supplies to support families displaced by disaster. Congratulations and thank you to our top fundraisers.
Become a member at ShelterBoxUSA.org/legacy
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GIVE A HOME Real Estate Professionals Making a Difference LEGACY SOCIETY Leave a Legacy with ShelterBox STOCK THE BOX Helping us Restock and Prepare for Disaster
ROTARY CLUB GIVING $25,000 District 7430 Saucon Center Valley $10,000 District 6170 District 7305 Blue Bell Hyannis Oklahoma City Portland San Diego Summit County $5,000 Asheville South Ashland Lithia Springs Big Bear Lake Casa Grande Casper Castle Rock Catalina Chestnut Hill Coos Bay-North Bend Coronado Damariscotta-Newcastle District 5610 El Paso Flower Mound Gainesville-Haymarket Hilton Head Island Jonesboro Lake Buena Vista Los Gatos Marble Falls Mid-Bay Northville Oro Valley Parker Prescott Frontier Sequim Sunrise Sonoma Sunrise South San Francisco Susitna Tacoma Terra Linda The Bridgewaters The Villages Western Henrico Willow Grove York Zelienople 3,000 Allentown West Ashland Aurora Fitzsimons Bordentown Boulder Canton Charleston Claremont Sunrise Clarkston Columbia Center Coquille Corvallis Decatur District 6980 Doylestown East Hartford El Dorado Hills Emmaus Eugene Metropolitan Florenceville Glenview Sunrise Grand Manan Island Greater Bend Hermiston Homer-Kachemak Bay Kingston Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Litchfield-Morris Littleton Mequon-Thiensville Sunrise Northwest Austin Orange Park Petaluma Point Loma Pullman Quakertown Redlands Sunrise Rhinebeck Rhinebeck Interact San Rafael Harbor Santa Barbara Sunrise Santa Fe Santa Rosa Sarasota Sausalito Scottsdale Sitka South Portland Cape Elizabeth Springfield Temple Terrace The Villages Noon Vienna Walla Walla Warren Wenatchee Winnetka Northfield 2,000 Alexandria Arkadelphia Sunrise Arlington Heights Atascadero Aurora Gateway Aurora Sunrise Ballston Spa Branford Bridgeville South Fayette Camas-Washougal Cambridge Area Canby Carmel Charlottesville Cherry Hill China Lake Colorado Springs Cranberry Dallas Davis Sunrise Davisburg Denton Lake Cities Dickinson District 5080 District 5680 Downtown State College E Club One Enfield Estero Eugene Delta Five Points Flint Fort Collins Breakfast Glenwood Springs Sunset Grayslake Greensburg Hamilton Township Hatboro Highland Hudson Daybreak Huntington Kenton County Lake Minnetonka-Excelsior Lamorinda Sunrise Laramie Latrobe Lewis River Longview Early Edition Marana-Dove Mountain Milford Minerva Missoula Montoursville Murrysville Export Newark-Mornings North Napa Northbrook Pearl River Peekskill Pismo Beach Five Cities Plymouth Sunrise Point West Rappahannock Red Hook Interact Club Rich-Mar Ridgefield Park Bogota Rosary High Interact Saddlebrooke Seward Slidell Northshore Somerset Souderton Telford Southlake Sterling Summerville Sumner Tallahassee Northside Tri-Cities Sunrise Tryon Tucson University Hills Waconia West Carver Walden Wallkill East Wappingers Falls Warrington Washington Waynesburg West Springfield Wheaton Wilmette Woodland Woodstock 43 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 Thank you for your generous support!
Thank you to our $2,500+ Stock the Box Fundraisers: Steve Horan, Katherine Fick, Matthew Gerber, Jeffry Cadorette, and Alex Goodale. Become a Stock the Box fundraiser at ShelterBoxUSA.org/stockthebox
Jodi Abel David Addor Peter & Mary Ellen Alden Nadine Allen Kelly Amey Leslie Andersen Gail Anderson Paul Andrade Laphillia Andrews Scott Arbuckle James E. Bacca Crista Bailey Christine Banks Cynthia & Mark Barasz Michael Barnard Roger Barnes Liz & David Anderson Barron Ronald Bass Kathryn Bauchelle Camilla Baycroft Shelly Beard Ms. Judy Steele-Beckett Katherine Bertolucci Rotary Club of Birmingham Diana Black Lane & Margaret Bloebaum Robert & Camille Born Dale Bowers Anita Bradford Jerrold Brandt Jori Scruggs-Brown Nancy Brown Terren Brown Vicki Brown Joyce Bunce Lisa Burkstaller April Cain Elsa Carpenter Jim & Nancy Carriere Barb Carroll Michael & Susan Carron Cassandra Carter Lilian Carter Kim Cartlidge Patricia Cashin Riksene Cavanaugh Manuela Cavaness Gillian & Matt Chesse Marie Choi Nagib Chowdhury Wesley Clanton Stephen Clegg Pamela Coffie William Coffman Reatha Compton Jady Copeland Corinne Corley Intel Corporation Beth Coyle Patricia Curran Michael & Jo Ann Cutler Michael Czajka Kathleen Dahl Jeff Dahmer Deborah Dalby Dolores Daly Debbie Daugherty Susan & Frank Davis Kate Debold Cindy Deichmann Stuart DeSpain Melanie Deville Sandra Dewitz Katherine & Bruce DeYoung Patricia Dimas Herman Dixon Hoi Doan Nancy H. Dodge Kirk & Mikki Doerger Dennis Doyle Xuan Duong David Durdan Eric Egdorf Karen Englander Leon Enneking Anita Falltrick Mary Fava James Feeney Alice & Paul Fehlau Leigh Felletter Barbara Fitzpatrick Melanie & Scott Florence Ellen Flores Hayden Foley Caroline Forgason Douglas & Vicky Forte Greg & Suzzanne Franz Edwin & Tamara Freed Chevron Matching Employee Funds David Futcher John Galbraith Ray Galloni Lois Ganzi Cory Garren Paul Gerten Cynthia Gibbons Laura Gibson Casey Giglio Jonathan Glenner Martin & Kerrilee Gore Jeffrey Gower Mary Goyette Barbara & StevenGreen Robert Greenstreet M. Sue Greer Adelina Racelis-Grepo Evelyn Gross Robert Gump Jessica Gutzwiler Katherine Haenszel Dennis Hall Kristopher Halverson Anthony Hansen Stephanie & Vincent Hansen Gwen Harrell Chad Heese
& Sharon Heitzman Gwen Hensley Scott Hensley
Hiltscher Stacy Holybee Cynthia Hosick Shelley Hostetler Alina Hsieh Anne Hulslander Don Huynh
Karen Jordan Roberta Kane John & Jenifer Keane Elizabeth Keats Lisa Cooper-Keil Evan & Karen Keller Louis & Lynda Keller Richard Keller Sunny Kellerman Serena Kelsch Geoffrey & Pat Kennedy Adam Ketterman Justin Kiang Alice Kidney Mark King Ritchie King Paula Kingsley Jean Kinkead Lindsey Kiser Cindie Kish Peter & Vivian de Kok Susan & John Kowalski Kimberly Lackatos James Holden & Yi Shun Lai Jamie & Jarom Lamb William & Janet Lane Jeanne Lange Devi Lanphere Margaret Leaman
Sheikh Iqbal Kathleen
James Mogens Jensen Nancy
44 SHELTERBOX USA | ANNUAL REPORT 2021 Jeffrey Leavitt David Lennert Jean Lewis Patricia Lock James Locke Cynthia Lomenick Ronan Short & Allison Long Ed Looney George & Tiffany Lu Sal & Peggy Lucido Robin Lutjohann Elizabeth Lynch Daniel Mace Douglas Mackay Kathleen Magoolaghan Robert & Cecelia Malcolm Maryann Manning Tom Markos Robert Marshall Keith & Sandra Martin Antoinette Marwitz Lisa Marz Todd Mathewson Brian & Susan Mayall Karen McAllister Jessica McCaffrey Patricia McCleese Clara McIver Debra McKenzie Pamela McMahan Jill Meade Richard Meek Robert Melrose Mary Kay Melton Charles Michael Annie Middleton William Deanhardt & Sandra Milan Anne & Sam Miller Juliana Mingle Caleb Mitchell Nelda & Don Mohr George Molteni Elaine Montgomery Mark & Freda Montgomery Adrien Mooney Michael Morneault & Pamela Zachary Morneault William Murphy Anne Myers Brooke & Britten Nelson Lisa Newell Elise Nguyen Mary Cay Nilsen Mike Norcia Richard & Diane Norwood Elizabeth Oliver Steve & Mindy Oliver Brooke Olson Michael Onzay Virginia Orr Mitchum Owen Rotary Club of the Palisades Beth & Gerard Palmer Reis Pearson William Peck Roland Penttila Beth Perry Jan Perry Jacqueline Pfeiffer Bruce Plenk Jordan Podoll Beth Powell James Prest Frances Prina Judy Prince Google Matching Gifts Program Thach Quach Therese Rasmussen Stephanie Reardon Jody Redmann Camilla Reminsky Mark Reynolds Linda Ridenour Denise Ringer Paul Rizzo Wendy Roberts Lindsay Robinson Richard & Karen Robinson Michael Rodger Sean Roon Michele Rivera Roper Ian Rosenblum William & SusanRoser Mary Sallee Norman Samuelson Garreth Santosuosso Camille Sasik Donna Chaney-Sayre Melissa Schott Jan Schumann Mark Scott Peter Scott Donald Searles Kristen Seeger Debra Seelye Andrew & Paige Selking Ellen Shapiro Jim Sharkey Patricia & Toni Sheller Sandra & Mark Shirkey Cherie & William Sirois Marlise Skinner Marilyn Young Skogland & Neil Skogland Kenneth & Kathy Slickers Hessy Smart Amy Smith Janet Sorrentino Catherine Gress Springer Dean & Robin Stansel Marnella Stout Stephanie & Bill Streb Carol Strickland Swan Stull Martha Diss Sundby Larry Palant & Mona Sussman Daniel Sutherland Emily Swafford Bettie Swiontek Donald Tartasky Andreas Teich Donna Thal Lisa O’Brien & Dwight Thompson G. Brantley Tillis Katie Tomo Roger & Karen Tormoehlen The Honorable Jonah Triebwasser Sherry & Ben Tunnell Louis & Julie Turpin Heather & Rick Valtee Robert & Deborah Verity Gary Vetesy Barbara Vlahakis Maureen Volland Keith Wallace Michell Ward Vicki Warner Edward Wert John & Michelle Whelan Kelly & Jeffrey Wike Marietta Williams Jennifer Wilson Mary Wilson William Wilson Patricia Yourczek Alfred Gilbert & Carol Zoltowski
ShelterBox Builders are committed to making a difference every single month. Their sustaining gift enables us to plan and prepare so we are ready when the next disaster strikes.
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ShelterBox is a charity independent of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. ShelterBox USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States and registered in the state of Florida. EIN 20-0471604. Donations to ShelterBox USA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by U.S. law.
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