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Ports & Projects - Coming November 1st (at the latest)
When we launched Sailors Helping in the days following Hurricane Irma, we were immediately amazed at the response. We went from creating a simple Facebook group to organizing numerous evacuations and tens of thousands of pounds of immediate aid in a matter of hours.
As the crisis in the Caribbean continues, we are evolving with it to make sure that we are helping in the best possible way for our community to be involved.
As such, we are in the process of building out a "Ports & Projects" component to this website so that boaters know where to go this cruising season and how to support the rebuild efforts.
Here is a sneak peak that we plan to have launched with the amazing team at Janeiro Digital on or before November 1st.
Rally to Rebuild - Coming this Winter
We, and hundreds of other boaters, want to help the communities we hold so dear become vibrant once again. This winter, in conjunction with some amazing partners in the sailing community, Sailors Helping will be organizing the Rally to Rebuild.
Think a massive flotilla meets habitat for humanity.
Our goal is simple. We work with local boating communities on each island to identify the people and local businesses that don’t have the support they need to rebuild their lives and livelihoods. We deliver the materials needed to get these individuals and independent businesses back on their feet.
Sailors Helping will coordinate volunteer opportunities for the cruising community to pick up a shovel, a hammer, or a trowel and help our island friends rebuild, one brick at a time.
If you are interested in learning more about any of our efforts or joining the flotilla, please sign up for our mailing list for updates!