HURRICANE IRMA and MARIE RESPONSE: Click here for our GoFundMe fundraiser. Looking for boats to take supplies to locations in need in the Caribbean, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico etc. We can source water filters for you and have coordination teams in the disaster zones to welcome and support you. Even arriving weeks after the storm's devastation, help is still desperately needed! Please sign in and introduce yourself, your location and where you can pick up supplies.
Take the opportunity to introduce yourself and your boat! Do you have a co-captain? Let's hear about where you are located, your cruising plans, what kind of missions you envision getting involved with and where, your range, etc.
The IRG Reserve are cruisers all around the world who believe in International Rescue Group's Mission and would like to contribute to humanitarian aid and and do their part in times of emergency. Using our global text messaging and email network, when we respond to disasters, we will alert the whole network and especially IRG Reserve Boats in the area.
People like IRG Reserve Captains Dale Bagnell (Moonshadow, San Francisco), Jan Kanafoski (Schooner in Acapulco), Pastor and Captain Raymond Bideaux in Haiti and Gringo Ben (Caribbean) are ready to pick up medical supplies, take on staple foods and even anchor off a disaster zone and make water. Even 250 gallons per day can provide clean drinking water for up to 1,000 people in emergencies!
If you are within sailing distance, IRG will direct you to a coastal town near you -warehouses and hospitals - where you can pick up supplies for free, and transport the vital goods to survivors. Even if you are 2 weeks or more away from a disaster zone, your help may be needed even more than the next day... especially if you are arriving with a big bag of antibiotics! If donations allow it, we'll even pay for your fuel.
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES NEEDED
Generators (5kva to 10kva)
Chainsaws with cans, oil, fuel
Hygiene kits/Comfort kits
Baby supplies (formula/baby food)
Water purification kits / water filters
Collapsible water containers (gallon)
As of September 22, 2017
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