Seattle Resident Reis Pearson Inducted Into Hall of Fame

SEATTLE, Wash. ShelterBox USA, a global disaster relief organization, today welcomed Seattle’s Reis Pearson to its Hall of Fame after years of service, including raising more than $100,000 to provide humanitarian aid to the world’s most vulnerable. 

For more than 20 years, ShelterBox has provided shelter and other essential items around the world to those forced from their homes by disaster and conflict. It is currently responding to the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, the war in Ukraine, flooding in Pakistan, and elsewhere.  

Pearson is a ShelterBox ambassador and member of the ShelterBox Response Team, a group of highly trained volunteers who are often among the first to deploy following disasters. In 2019, he deployed to the Philippines after Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Typhoon Tisoy, to deliver humanitarian aid. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Reis into our Hall of Fame,” said ShelterBox USA president Kerri Murray. “Reis personifies what ShelterBox is all about: helping thousands of people displaced by disaster and conflict receive emergency shelter and household supplies, enabling the beginning of their recovery. His service is an inspiration to all of us.” 

There are more than 300 ShelterBox ambassadors, volunteers across the country who represent the organization and fundraise for it. Raising $100,000 qualifies an ambassador to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Pearson surpassed that milestone this month. He’s the 48th member of the group’s Hall of Fame. 

Click here to view the full ShelterBox Ambassador Hall of Fame. 

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