FORT MYERS, FL – As we method the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ian’s devastation in southwest Florida, the Marine Industries Affiliation of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay (MIA) and the Previous Salt Fishing Basis have lifted their Boaters Serving to Boaters Fund. The fund was set as much as present aid to those that make a residing on the waterfront who had been straight affected by the storm.
“We’re very proud that this grassroots effort has been supported by so lots of our members and different maritime firms and associations throughout the nation,” mentioned MIA President Hans Wilson.
A number of Marine Trade-owned boat reveals, together with the Fort Lauderdale Worldwide Boat Present, St. Petersburg Boat Present, and the Fort Myers Boat Present, supplied guests the chance to donate to the fund when buying admission tickets.
In whole, the fund has raised $69,500.00 and awarded 139 people who make a residing on the water with a test for $500 per particular person. “Each greenback issues now greater than ever, each greenback you ship our manner is a blessing.” – Fund receiver
The fund was established by the MIA together with the Previous Salt Fishing Basis. The muse took care of the administration of the receipt and fee of the fund. Functions had been reviewed and authorized by a joint committee of each organizations.
“I need to thank everybody who has donated to make this occur,” mentioned Wilson. “These checks went to our members’ staff, constitution captains, legislation enforcement personnel, tour guides, boat detailers and plenty of others. I am unable to let you know how gratifying it’s to obtain the thanks of those that actually appreciated the assistance they acquired from the business.”
For extra data, please contact John Good. 954-592-6554. [email protected]