Shelter Box USA
May 05, 2021
Jessica Metcalf
Shelter Box USA

Introduction for meeting:

Jessica Metcalf is the Strategic Giving Officer of ShelterBox USA, Rotary International’s project partner in disaster relief. She has worked in the nonprofit field for 16 years and has a love for service. Jessica is a proud member of the Grand Junction Rotary Club and she has a passion for helping displaced families build a foundation of stability and resilience. Her remote work has provided the opportunity to live in various areas around the country including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Colorado Springs, Denver and Seattle. Jessica currently resides in Grand Junction with her husband Shane, step-daughter Paige and their beloved dog, a boxer pup named Dakota.

Jessica is here today to share with us about the incredible impact ShelterBox is having for families displaced around the globe and we will also meet Jesse Pine, a special guest who is embarking on an incredible journey to support ShelterBox.

Information about ShelterBox:

Right now, around 104 million people around the world have been displaced by natural disaster and conflict. Rotary’s project partner ShelterBox is working to change this. Natural disasters and conflicts never take days off, and neither do we. We’re always on the ground, working to help the most vulnerable, no matter how remote.  By providing emergency shelter and tools for displaced families, we’re transforming despair into hope.

We are striving for a world where no family is left without shelter and right now, our work is more important than ever.  All of our lives are being affected by coronavirus in some way, but those living in refugee camps or in makeshift settlements are particularly vulnerable. Shelter is a critical need for people who are simply struggling to survive after losing their home to disaster or conflict and we know that through our shelter distributions, we can help flatten the curve.  For more information, visit: www.ShelterBoxUSA.org.

Bios: Jessica Metcalf & Jesse Pine

Jessica Metcalf is the Strategic Giving Officer of ShelterBox USA, Rotary International’s project partner in disaster relief. She has worked in the nonprofit field for 16 years and has a love for service. Jessica is a proud member of the Grand Junction Rotary Club and she has a passion for helping displaced families build a foundation of stability and resilience. Her remote work has provided the opportunity to live in various areas around the country including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Colorado Springs, Denver and Seattle. Jessica  resides in Grand Junction with her husband Shane, step-daughter Paige and their beloved dog, a boxer pup named Dakota.

Jesse was born and raised in Glenwood Springs to two wonderful parents Pam and Paul Pine.  In his early teen years, he learned the joys of the Colorado outdoors. Growing up, he enjoyed many outdoor activities, but he really began backpacking and serious hiking / mountain climbing when he was 16. It was then he climbed his first 14er, Snowmass Peak. After graduating from Glenwood Springs high school, he attended the University of Denver where he received his BSBA from the Daniels College of Business in 2013. After graduation, he travelled to Europe for 100 days on a rail pass. After college and his Europe trip, he stayed in Denver. During this time, he met his now wife, Libby. In October of 2017, they both left their jobs and set off to travel around the world for a year. Once back in Colorado, she went back to work in the travel industry, and he got his real estate license. Married in September 2019, the two settled in downtown Denver with a plan to have kids and start a family in the future.