An insurance professional with over 25 years of experience, Val Stratford is the owner and president of Stratford Insurance Group in Layton, Utah. Val Stratford’s passion for working with underprivileged youth and community service has led to his involvement with the Layton Rotary Club.
The Layton Rotary Club, part of Rotary International, encourages its members to pursue “service above self.” With that goal in mind, Rotarians actively seek ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities, both locally and globally.
Rotary International supports the efforts of Shelter Box, a relief organization that provides the essential materials necessary to support a family in disaster situations. The boxes that are distributed to families in need are tailored to fit each situation, including items such as a large tent, blankets, cooking utensils, water purification equipment, basic tools, and children’s activity packs. The organization has helped more than a million people in 90 countries by providing these essential items to people in desperate circumstances.
In addition to raising funds to support the work of Shelter Box, Rotarians around the globe have assisted with local deployment efforts including the accommodation of response teams and training programs.