An Open Letter from member Jim Carriere to us all:
I think I've shared that there is a ShelterBox Ambassador canoeing the length of the Mississippi River in hopes of raising over $250,000. In addition he can win another $50,000. Please see below, vote daily if you can, and share with friends. I'll provide details tomorrow and let you know how to sponsor a mile (or more) if you'd like to. 
Great news! Because of his paddle expedition down the Mississippi, ShelterBox volunteer Erik Elsea has been nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award. The $50,000 prize will go to the winner’s charity of choice!
Cast your vote (one per day) here:
The top five finalists to receive the most votes in each category will be considered for a category prize of $5,000. The judges will then evaluate the top 10 nominees across all categories to determine the winner of the Eagle Rare Life Award and the $50,000 Grand Prize, which will be donated to the charity or cause of the winner’s choice.
Learn more about Erik's Mississippi Expedition here:

Jim Carriere

Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor

President, Harbor Foundation

To provide emergency shelter and supplies to people who have lost their homes after natural disaster or fled because of civil conflict, Erik Elsea of Cape Coral, Fla. will solo paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise funds for ShelterBox USA.

Basing the distance off the famous marker at the Headwaters, Elsea’s goal is to raise $100 per mile of the Mississippi, for a total of $255,200.