Donations

International Rescue Group is a 501(c)(3) Public Benefit Nonprofit organization and your donations can be applied against US taxes.

You can donate by credit card or PayPal at this link.

You can also donate marine equipment or donate a boat that we can use for missions.

CASH DONATIONS

This is our short donations page link: http://bit.ly/IRGdonations

THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED THEIR TIME, MONEY, ENERGY, TALENTS, & SUPPORT.

Richard and Susan Countess of Pierpont Bay Yacht Club, thank you so much for your club's warm welcome and your personal donation!

Dale and Wendy Bagnell, volunteers who have contributed cash and equipment and helped build T2, and IRG's goodbye party for Thunderbird 1.

Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly from Back to the Future Parts II and III)

Sean Matthews, for longstanding support from our earliest days!

Alice Wang, a long-time supporter and donor.

Kate Hu, individual contributor.

Other:

LaDonna and Terry Cutler, cruisers aboard Cherokee Wind from Colorado, gave some wonderful items for Thunderbird 5's inventory to take to Haiti.

Boats donations:

IRG needs sailboats over 50 feet in length to refit for rescue missions! If you are looking to donate your boat, you will gain your best possible tax break with IRG.

Most charities use a specialized facilitator to handle a donation transaction. They perform tasks such as survey, pickup, insure, rebuild engines and detail, etc., to make the vessel fit for sale, then split the profit 50/50 with the nominated charity (after expenses). The charity may not end up with much cash after the expenses. "Partial Cash Payments", "Bargain Sales" and other such loopholes were made more complicated by the IRS in 2005.

IRG WILL MAXIMIZE YOUR DONATION TAX DEDUCTION because we will make "Significant Intervening Use" of your boat after donation, so you are entitled to the "Fair Market Value" immediately in that tax year, instead of awaiting an intermediary to refit and sell your boat!

If you have a boat donation to make, please email donations@internationalrescuegroup.org

Equipment donations and sponsorship:

Here is our curent wish list.

If you can donate any of that, we can provide a donation receipt, to the fair market value of your donation, for tax deduction purpose.

THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED THEIR TIME, MONEY, ENERGY, TALENTS, & SUPPORT.

Danny and Marilyn of Grass Valley - for donating nearly 1,000 pounds of lead for Thunderbird 2's ballast, plus smelter and ingot former! Thank you so much.

HawkEye gave us a very nice depth sounder for Thunderbird 2, just in time!

Peterson Power of San Leandro are stars - they donated a bank of batteries for Thunderbird 2's solar power system - thank you!!

Eastwood gave us a new torch for our MIG welder after the old one died. They didn't have to...

Forespar contributed all the Marelon seacocks for Thunderbird 2! Perfect for a steel boat.

Fortress Anchors are sending us their FX-125, the largest anchor they make. This baby has 27,000 pounds of holding power, enough to take Thunderbird 2 through a hurricane in a good anchorage! Click here for more information.

The paint companies are really coming through for us! Rustoleum have donated enough anti-fouling paint for Thunderbird 4.

EA Wilcox, local to us in the San Francisco Bay Area, have donated primer suitable for Thunderbird 2's steel hull, perfect timing!

SHURflo, lovely folks, sent us a macerator pump to deal with Thunderbird 2's sanitation system.

Rule Pumps have sent us four beautiful bilge pumps, but went the extra 10 miles and included all the hose and thru-hull fittings as well!

International Paint have offered us a donation of much-needed antifouling paint! 

Centek have offered Vernalift exhaust systems for Thunderbird 2, a vital part of our green diesel-electric propulsion system, you are stars!

Thank you so much NovaFlex, for your fabulous donation of exhaust hose that would have broken our budget!

Richard and Susan Countess of Pierpont Bay Yacht Club, thank you so much for your club's warm welcome and your personal donation!

James Jensen, thank you for your Bristol 30 donation, a wonderful coastwise-worthy boat designed by Herreshoff, we'll name Thunderbird 3. Looking for a small crew to man this boat on her 3-year mission!

Danny and Marilyn of Grass Valley - for donating nearly 1,000 pounds of lead for Thunderbird 2's ballast, plus smelter and ingot former! Thank you so much.

Spinlock USA - you are champs! Thank you for the top-of-the-line PFDs to help Thunderbird 2's crew be safe.

BenQ Solar - thank you, thank you for the wonderful array of solar panels!! Thunderbird 2 will be independent of diesel fuel for day-to-day operations and watermaking - even some short-range electric propulsion!! Click here to see what we installed.

Outback Power - we can't enthuse enough about the MPPT Charge Controllers you sent us. With the 1.5 kilowatt solar panels from BenQ Solar and your brilliant devices, we can run our watermaker up to 250 gallons PER DAY, enough to sustain a village of 1000 survivors after a coastal disaster! Click here to see what we installed.

Rock Wall Wine Company, Alameda Point, California: Rock Wall were a fantastic contributor to our Launch Fundraiser Event. As a local company on Alameda Point, IRG would like to encourage all our members to go and visit!

Wayne Goldman and Harriet Scannon, who donated T2's fabulous twin-drive diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system!

Derinda Gaumond of WorkIt.com - We've known Derinda for years and she's a real event planning professional and leading our Launch Fundraiser Event! WorkIt.com is the San Francisco Bay Area's premier calendar to find local events for business, technology and more.

Aaron Cushman "The Rev", master metalworker volunteer helping build T2 and some great contributions to the cause.

Carl Nelson, Nelson's Marine, Alameda Point, California, for invaluable advice and support in many ways, including a beautiful painting for our Launch Fundraiser Event Silent Auction!

Rene Pittet, for beautiful carpentry and building two cabins for our crew

Matt Murfin (Mad Machinist Matt McMurfin), volunteer helping build T2

Gwyn Jones, longstanding volunteer over months, recently building T2's electrical system

Robin Jones, longstanding volunteer over months, recently building T2's electrical system

Dale and Wendy Bagnell, volunteers who have contributed cash and equipment and helped build T2

Carl Kelley, our first and most regular volunteer who has helped build T2

Jack Li, who has helped build T2 and has been working on her hydrostatics and stability calculations

Jenni Hecker, who has done an amazing job getting contributions for our Launch Fundraiser!

Liz Hughes, IRG's creative manager who designed our logos, brochures etc!

Jeffrey Weissman (George McFly from Back to the Future Parts II and III)

Sean Matthews, for longstanding support from our earliest days!

Walnut Creek Yacht Club

Gates Worldwide, who stepped in on an urgent basis and provided much needed and expensive belt drive components to connect our electric motors to the propeller shafts.

Lunardi's Market, Danville, California

Fontanella Family Winery

William Dobbs, IRG's Phuket Commodore who contributed boxes of IRG Polos and T-shirts!

Dan Peachey, IRG's IT and Board of Directors member

Tim Webber, IRG Board of Directors

Steve Kahlich, IRG Board of Directors

Leslie Frank, a new volunteer - please come back and help more!

Tammy Cameron, who has done a fantastic job of soliciting for contributions!

Jerome Phillips, a long-time supporter and donor, musician for our Launch Fundraiser Event

Aaron Bronson of SmartPlug, who donated much needed shorepower cables and connectors.

Strictly Sail Pacific - IRG have a nonprofits booth in the April 12-15th show, Jack London Square, Oakland, California!

Latitude 38, the best sailing magazine in the world!

Group Delphi, another Alameda Point company supporting IRG with recycled materials including plywood and carpeting, vital to build Thunderbird 2's cabins.

Alice Wang, a long-time supporter and donor.

Kate Hu, individual contributor.

West Marine and Boat US jointly donated free Vessel Assist for a year.

Sandy de Montille, a new volunteer.

John Chang, who donated badly needed VHF handhelds.

George and Jen Van Treeck, for so much encouragement and help in the last 18 months.

Al Bening, who donated badly needed tools to help us build T2.

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