Saturday 05 May 2012
Documentary short on ShelterBox USA wins two Telly Awards
A short-form documentary produced by Salt & Light Productions for international disaster relief organization, ShelterBox USA, has received two coveted Telly Awards.
The video, which highlights how the humanitarian relief charity changes the lives of families left homeless following disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis and conflict, won a Silver Telly Award in the category of charitable/nonprofit and a Bronze Telly Award in the category of fundraising.
“This documentary shines light on the needs of disaster survivors and the work of ShelterBox to provide shelter, warmth and dignity in the immediate aftermath,” said Emily Sperling, ShelterBox USA president.
“We are extremely proud of the Salt & Light team. Their work helps us raise awareness about our life-saving mission, ensuring we can continue to serve the world’s most vulnerable families.”
Telly Awards are issued annually to honor the very best in television and media production. Each year, the competition receives more than 13,000 entries from some of the nation's most respected production companies, ad agencies, television stations and other media related corporations.
"It was a privilege for us to partner with ShelterBox USA on this important project. I have been so impressed by the dedication and professionalism of their staff as they travel the world helping others who have suffered great losses in their lives,” said Stuart Roth, founder of the Center for Faith and Freedom.
Salt & Light Productions is a project of the Center for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit organization that has been serving communities across the nation since 1989 with its multi-media and production capabilities.
Altogether, Salt & Light Productions has been awarded 34 Telly Awards and its senior producer, Don Gangnagel, has been the recipient of two Emmys for his work at the Center.
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth and dignity following more than 170 disasters in 80 countries. ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict by delivering boxes of aid. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, stove, blankets and water filtration system, among other tools for survival.