A Salina volunteer has been recognized for his efforts to help a non-profit organization.
Marshall Stanton has been named Ambassador of the Month by international disaster relief organization, ShelterBox USA. According to the organization, Stanton was selected from a group of nearly 400 Ambassador volunteers nationwide who actively raise funds and awareness through public engagements.
ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid—emergency shelter and other supplies, such as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
One of the first to join the ShelterBox Ambassador team, Stanton has made a great impact for disaster survivors. For example recently he organized and executed a team of volunteers to represent ShelterBox at the Kansas State fair. Stanton is very active in the Rotary Club of Salina Noon and has represented ShelterBox at many Rotary Club meetings and at a district level by exhibiting at conferences.
Stanton is available to talk to any school, scout group, Rotary club, faith-based organization or business that wishes to learn more about ShelterBox. To request a presentation, email [email protected]
ShelterBox assists families abroad and within the U.S., including those affected by the tornadoes that swept through Moore, Okla. in May 2013. Currently, the organization is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, providing shelter and other essential equipment to families in need, as well as conflict in Iraq, flooding in Nepal, Mexico and Niger, and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. For the latest on this and other ShelterBox deployments, visit www.shelterboxusa.org/news.