ShelterBox USA, an international humanitarian relief organization that delivers emergency tented shelter and other essentials families need to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, is pleased to announce the election of Sarasota area Realtor, Mark Midyett to its board of directors.
Midyett has raised awareness and funds in support of ShelterBox’s relief efforts as a volunteer Ambassador since August 2011. He has also served on the organization’s Development Committee and has since been elected to its board of directors, joining members from areas across the nation, from New York to California.
“I’m honored to become a member of ShelterBox USA’s board of directors,” said Midyett. “I look forward to helping raise awareness and contribute to ShelterBox’s important mission of providing shelter, warmth and dignity to those affected by natural and other disasters.”
Midyett is a real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty in Sarasota. Prior to joining the company, Midyett was executive vice president of Anexio, an IT services provider serving the Gulf Coast of Florida, and served in several other executive roles with various companies.
“We are very pleased to have Mark join our board of directors,” said Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA. “His commitment to serving those in need and his business acumen will continue to be a valuable asset to ShelterBox and our efforts to assist families affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises around the world.”
Midyett is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota and holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University.
ShelterBox is currently responding to Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on Nov. 8, flooding in Zimbabwe, and volcano eruption in Indonesia.
The organization has also been responding to the Syrian refugee crisis since October 2012, providing emergency tented shelter and other essential equipment to displaced families in and around Syria. For the latest on this and other ShelterBox deployments, visit www.shelterboxusa.org/news.
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth and dignity following more than 200 disasters in over 90 countries. ShelterBox instantly responds to earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis or conflict by delivering boxes of aid and other supplies. Each iconic green ShelterBox contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, stove, blankets and water filtration system, among other tools for survival. ShelterBox’s American affiliate, ShelterBox USA, is headquartered in Sarasota, Fla. Individual tax-deductible donations to ShelterBox USA can be made at www.shelterboxusa.org or 941-907-6036.