BENEFITING: TRANSCONTINENTAL HUMANITARIAN CORP
SAILING FOR A CAUSE
This fundraiser has been launched to help Green Seas refit our newly acquired 54 ft sailboat to bring volunteers and humanitarian aid supplies to countries in need. Renovating the boat will allow us to increase our positive impact abroad by conducting aid missions more effectively, carrying more cargo, taking more volunteers and beginning to run programs with students onboard. We will be working in tandem with IRG, a California based non-profit whose missions focus on disaster relief.
The renovation will include a new coat of bottom paint, new sails and rigging, navigational equipment, a very basic interior and a purpose-built cargo hold. Although we'll be trying to keep costs down the total refit is likely to exceed $8,000.
BY SEA AND BY LAND
Nearly half of the world's population lives within twenty miles of the coastline - the areas hardest hit by major natural disasters, over-population issues and now the rising threat of climate change. Green Seas is a small non-profit organization with big ambitions and a lot of heart. We're using our love of the sea to improve life on land by taking volunteer crews and aid supplies to some of the poorest areas on the planet, and we're getting there the old fashioned way. By sailing instead of relying on heavy ocean freighters to conduct our missions we're able to stick to the same renewable energy principles we're encouraging in developing nations. Think of it as holistic philanthropy.
Green Seas is collaborating with community leaders and other non-profits who share our values to develop sustainable, regionally appropriate solutions for housing, food production, energy, education, healthcare, and disaster response in communities which are struggling to keep their heads above water. Moreover, we're operating with the smallest carbon footprint possible by traveling under sail and operating by solar-electric power whenever possible. Our boat is volunteer run and operated.
The video link is a promo piece for our upcoming work in Nicaragua. Our new boat will not be ready for that trip but is projected to be ready for next year's mission. Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp is our fiscal sponsor, for both the Nicaraguan mission and this renovation project, and they are handling the accounting for the fundraiser.