PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD GIVEN TO RECORDING ARTIST
Top 40 Billboard Recording Artist, Philanthropist, and ShelterBox’s first Artist Ambassador Laura Angelini has been recognized by the US Presidential Administration with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her efforts to raise awareness for causes she is passionate about including providing emergency shelter and supplies to people who have lost their homes to natural disaster or fled because of civil conflict.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a special recognition presented on behalf of President Donald Trump. 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. To date, Laura has spent hundreds of hours using her time and talent to help solve some of the toughest humanitarian challenges facing our world.
Angelini was presented with the distinguished award at a VIP ceremony that took place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the fabled LA Quinta Resort & Club. The Honorable Linda Evans, Mayor of La Quinta, presided over the ceremony and presented Angelini with a Mayoral Proclamation that acknowledged Angelini’s generous donation of time, labor, resources and love to her favorite charities across the United States through her organization ShareThatLove.org. Evans also proclaimed October 17, 2020 as “Laura Angelini Day.”
“We are so excited that Laura has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox USA. “Laura has boundless energy and extraordinary care and concern for others. She has a long history of using her voice as a channel to make a difference for the world’s most vulnerable. She is a natural fit as the first Artist Ambassador for ShelterBox and we are thrilled to partner with her.”As an Artist Ambassador for ShelterBox USA, Angelini is excited to raise her voice and lend her support for the life-saving work of ShelterBox. “I am proud to make a difference through my music and to help people in need. I love what ShelterBox is doing throughout the world and I’m so excited to help them make a difference,” said Angelini.
Additionally, Angelini was the top individual fundraiser for ShelterBox USA’s recent “Stock the Box” campaign to raise funds in preparation of disaster and to help families vulnerable to COVID-19. Angelini spearheaded her own “Share That Love – Stock the Box” fundraiser that helped contribute to ShelterBox raising funds to fill over 100 ShelterBoxes with life-saving supplies. The organization’s kits and boxes contain items that help transform shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights, children’s activity sets, blankets, water filtration, and mosquito nets.
About Laura Angelini
Angelini, who’s first single “Share That Love/What The World Needs Now Is Love” reached #36 on the Billboard Dance Charts, was featured as the cover story for the “See Beyond” Magazine July/August 2020 issue called “From The Bronx to Billboard” where she highlights the work of ShelterBox. A prolific singer, she toured nationally with the legendary 6-time Grammy nominee Andy Williams. She has also co-produced songs with Claude Amesse, lyricist for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Alegria.” Laura’s new Share That Love EP is available on Spotify and she has currently completed, created and co-produced her new CD with producers David Longoria and Robert Eibach. She is passionate about philanthropy and founded her own charitable organization, Share That Love (https://sharethatlove.org/).
Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth, and hope following more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries. ShelterBox serves the most vulnerable families who have been displaced due to earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami, or conflict by delivering essential shelter aid and life-saving supplies. ShelterBox’s core aid items include a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, a water filtration system, emergency lighting, and other tools for survival. ShelterBox USA is based in Santa Barbara, California. ShelterBox USA was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019.
ShelterBox is an official Project Partner of Rotary International. Tax-deductible donations to the organization can be made at www.ShelterBoxUSA.org or by calling (805) 608-2400.