A Prized Piece
Santa Barbara’s United Nations Association has awarded the local nonprofit ShelterBox USA, which has helped with more than 100 disasters in over 100 countries since 2000, its sixth annual Peace Prize.
Current deployments include Ukraine, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Syria.
Kerri Murray, president of ShelterBox, which was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 and 2019, accepted the crystal award from Santa Barbara City Council member Kristen Sneddon and a colorful proclamation from Congressman Salud Carbajal at a fun fête at Pascucci, the lower State Street eatery.
Guests, including documentary maker Leslie Zemeckis, John Glanville, and Kerrilee Gore, all received a copy of Prophet – the Hatmaker’s Son: The Life of Robert Muller, the late husband of the association’s former president Barbara Gaughen-Muller, who served as the U.N.’s Assistant Secretary General.