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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.
KAXE 91.7/KBXE 90.5 Grand Rapids, MN
Today we visited with Erik Elsea from Cape Coral, FL - he's paddling the length of the Mississippi River to raise money for ShelterBox USA. ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid in the form of family-sized tents and essential tools to start repairing and rebuilding homes.
Lakeland Public Television (Bemidji, MN)
Erik is interviewed arriving to Bemidji, MN on Day 3 of his journey down the Mississippi for ShelterBox.
Newspaper: Bemidji Pioneer Press (Bemidji, MN)
The Cape Coral, Fla., man came through Bemidji on Tuesday as he continues his 90-day mission to canoe the length of the Mississippi and raise funds to help those 85 million people.
Naples Herald (Naples, Florida)
n an effort to help those affected by natural disaster or civil conflict, a Cape Coral man will solo paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River this summer to raise funds for ShelterBox USA.
Cape Coral Daily Breeze (Cape Coral, Florida)
A childhood dream will be realized for one Cape resident over the next three months with a philanthropic twist.