Wednesday 11 July 2012
ShelterBox USA joins Clinton Global Initiative to address emergency shelter needs worldwide
ShelterBox USA participated in the Clinton Global Initiative mid-year meeting in June.
ShelterBox USA, an international humanitarian relief organization that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment to disaster survivors worldwide, has joined the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which exists to inspire, connect and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
ShelterBox USA, which responds to disasters such as hurricane, earthquake, flood, tsunami or conflict by delivering high-quality tented shelter and boxes of aid to help families rebuild their lives, will work in partnership with other CGI members to address emergency shelter needs around the world.
“Our participation in the Clinton Global Initiative reflects our core value of collaboration,” said Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA.
“Collaboration is crucial to continued development and the effective and efficient delivery of our aid. We often work with local, national and international partners in the field. Doing so helps ensure those who most need shelter, warmth and dignity receive it as quickly as possible.”
For more than 12 years, the organization has responded to more than 180 disasters in over 80 countries, including Haiti, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, the U.S. and more.
ABOUT CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,100 commitments, which are already improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $69.2 billion.
CGI’s Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.