Chicago Resident Named Strategic Gifts Officer of International Disaster Relief Charity

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ShelterBox USA announces the appointment of Amanda Runge as its Strategic Gifts Officer

Amanda Runge, Strategic Gifts Officer, ShelterBox USA

Amanda Runge

There is no doubt that Amanda will enable ShelterBox to serve more people in extraordinary need around the world.

International disaster relief charity, ShelterBox, announces the appointment of Amanda Runge as its Strategic Gifts Officer. Runge comes to ShelterBox from Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation where she previously managed Annual Giving throughout the Midwest and Northeastern United States.

“I have been aware of and a fan of ShelterBox for years,” said Runge. “It is a privilege to be a part of the organization’s fundraising team as we focus on the development of resources which are critical to providing more communities with the essential shelter and equipment they need to survive."

Kerri Murray, President of ShelterBox USA, said, “ShelterBox USA is pleased to welcome Amanda and her high energy personality to the team. Her understanding of ShelterBox and our mission of disaster relief, rooted in her experiences with Rotary International, made her an ideal choice for the organization. There is no doubt that Amanda will enable ShelterBox to serve more people in extraordinary need around the world.”

ShelterBox is currently responding to flooding in Sri Lanka; conflict in Cameroon and Niger; and the ongoing refugee crisis in and around Syria. Other 2016 responses include the earthquake in Ecuador and typhoon in Fiji.

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About ShelterBox
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth, and dignity following more than 270 disasters in over 95 countries. ShelterBox responds urgently to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, or conflict by delivering boxes of essential aid and other supplies. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, a water filtration system, emergency lighting, and other tools for survival. ShelterBox USA is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. ShelterBox is an official Project Partner of Rotary International. Tax-deductible donations to the organization can be made at http://www.ShelterBoxUSA.org or by calling (941)907-6036.

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