MEDIA ALERT – CALL TO ACTION – MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (09/09/17)
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All Hands On Deck ~ Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis
Yacht Aid Global, a leading humanitarian organization for the Marine Industry, is calling on the yachting and boating community to support relief efforts in isolated areas impacted by Hurricane IRMA.
WHAT: YachtAid Global call to action for the Marine Industry to collectively engage in relief efforts to benefit those impacted by hurricane #IRMA and #JOSE, and tropical storm #Lidia in Mexico.
WHY: Irma is an unprecedented natural disaster which has destroyed entire communities across the Caribbean. The Marine and Yachting Industries are in a unique position to offer aid to these isolated areas because they can quickly deploy boats to deliver needed supplies, crews to provide services and communicate needs, and logistic experts to coordinate relief aid with other voluntary organizations.
The Marine Industry is deeply impacted when disasters strike isolated areas in which they have traveled numerous times and have developed strong connections to the communities and personal friendships. They care about these communities, and are in a position to help – and it’s the right thing to do.
CALL TO ACTION: If you are a vessel owner and/or crew currently in a position where you can provide immediate supplies, execute delivery of supplies and critical aid including watermaking services or make cash donations, please contact Tim Forderer with YAG: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of bona-fide volunteer and charitable opportunities in affected islands please share with YAG ASAP so we can promote.
ABOUT YAG: YachtAid Global is dedicated to providing disaster relief aid and humanitarian support to remote coastal communities. Founded in 2006, YachtAid Global serves as the umbrella humanitarian organization for the Marine Industry.
YachtAid Global has developed an extensive network combining yacht owners, yacht crew, logistics volunteers and donors who purchase and/or deliver developmental and disaster relief aid to remote coastal communities.
Over the past decade the registered nonprofit organization has delivered aid to over 20 countries in collaboration with more than 50 superyachts and approximately 400 crew, positively impacting approximately 200,000 people worldwide.
YachtAid Global is a project of a United Charitable, a registered 501c (3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.