Mar 18, 2013 12:25 PM by JD Downing
Colorado volunteers, David Addor, Eric DeLuca and Martin Postma, have been recognized by President Obama and ShelterBox USA with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards for their efforts during 2012 to provide shelter, warmth and dignity for survivors of natural and other disasters worldwide.
Shelterbox is an international disaster relief organization that delivers boxes with emergency tents for shelter, cook stoves, water purification units, blankets, mosquito nets, children's packs and other essential lifesaving supplies.
"I am truly proud to honor our volunteers, who work hard year-round to support ShelterBox and our efforts to help families rebuild their lives across the globe," Emily Sperling, ShelterBox USA President, said. "It is through the continuous efforts of our volunteers like David, Eric and Martin that we are able to help so many vulnerable families each year."
The President's Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Barack Obama. The award is part of a national recognition program created in 2003 through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation for individuals of all ages who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer activities.