ShelterBox is an international disaster relief non-governmental organization established in 2000 in Cornwall, UK, that provides emergency shelter and other aid items to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict.
Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover. Our first point of contact close to or in the disaster area are Rotary Clubs and its Members who are better able to assess the situation with eyes on the ground.
ShelterBox responds to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tropical cyclones, tsunamis, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions. The organization also provides emergency aid to families who have been displaced by war or conflict.
Shelterbox's Response Team (SRTs) consists of Operations staff and volunteers based around the world. SRTs are highly trained emergency shelter specialists and where Shelterbox's ‘Response Criteria’ has been met, will deploy after the disaster to assess, coordinate and distribute aid.
Because of its disposition for natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions, and is an archipelago composed of more than 7,500 islands, ShelterBox has deployed the most number of disaster relief in the Philippines, to date.
ShelterBox affiliates are teams set up in different parts of the world. They work with ShelterBox to provide support in fundraising, volunteering and many more. Some of the largest ShelterBox affiliates are located in the US, Canada and Australia, but the international network of affiliates expands to more than 15 countries worldwide
Aside from being an Ambassador for ShelterBox, USA and a member of Rotary Club of Marana, Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP is the founder of Jorgensen Healthcare Associates and owner of Arizona-based Human Factor Consulting.
Dr. Jorgensen has established addiction treatment programs and employee assistance programs in the US that have brought recovery and growth to thousands of individuals and families. He is also known for his humor and a straight-forward speaking style and has been interviewed by media in the US, Canada, Ireland and China on leadership, workplace alcohol & drug issues and employee assistance programs.
Don has authored numerous articles and books covering such topics as Children of Alcoholics and The Impact of Change. His recently released new book: Three Worlds, One Voyage: Cruising to Antarctica (and Trying to get Home) during the Coronavirus Pandemic is available on Amazon.com.
Dr. Jorgensen is past president of the international Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Greater Tucson Leadership and the Rotary Club of Marana. He is a Paul Harris Society member and currently serves as a volunteer Ambassador for ShelterBox USA, a global disaster relief organization. As a worldwide speaker and consultant in the areas of change leadership, performance improvement and behavioral health, Don helps bring out the best in leaders and organizations around the globe.
Don and Kathy have worked on humanitarian projects around the globe, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Brazil.
Don is a cancer survivor, a runner and currently holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt.
Don was honored with the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” from the White House in recognition of his work on behalf of ShelterBox USA.
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