YachtAid Global is excited to announce the launch of its Crowdrise page.
The initiative will enable the general public, as well as the greater superyacht community to engage with the charity – which uses superyachts to deliver aid to remote communities – by making donations of any size to this unique charitable cause.
Donations will be used to deliver aid and resources to many more remote communities globally, as well as assisting in disaster relief efforts worldwide.
With three simple clicks within the Crowdrise campaign, a donor can make a huge impact on helping people in need, with donations ensuring YachtAid Global is ready to act when a natural disaster strikes.
Entirely unique in its operation, YachtAid Global has developed a global network combining yacht owners, yacht crew, logistics volunteers and donors who purchase and/or deliver developmental and disaster relief aid, to affected remote coastal communities.
The Crowdrise campaign enables owners and crew who are unable to offer logistical support through the use of their yacht, to still be able to make a difference to remote communities. YachtAid Global’s tagline – Changing the World Without Changing Course – speaks to its ethos of helping the yachting community, and general public, to assist worthy causes, through whatever means are available to them.
YachtAid Global leverages the resources and compassion of the superyacht industry; in its ten years of operation, YachtAid Global has delivered aid to over 20 countries in collaboration with more than 40 superyachts and approximately 400 crew. Those efforts have positively impacted over 100,000 people worldwide.
Recent successful projects include disaster relief after the devastation Cyclone Pam wrought on the remote, 80 island nation of Vanuatu last year. YachtAid Global volunteers assisted around the clock, working in multiple time zones, to coordinate six yachts, three helicopters, nine tenders and 76 crew in delivering aid to 18 of the worst-impacted islands.
YachtAid Global is currently focusing efforts on assisting disaster relief programs with partner agency, Sea Mercy, based in Fiji, after Cyclone Winston recently caused widespread damage across the country’s many islands. During the cyclone, winds reached up to 201 miles per hour; the highest ever recorded in Southern Hemisphere history, and the cyclone saw over 350,000 people affected.
YachtAid Global has been dedicated to providing disaster relief aid and humanitarian support to remote coastal communities through their network of superyacht owners, crew and global volunteers since 2006.