February 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Dominica still needs help after devastation by Tropical Storm Erika

When on disaster relief standby in St. Lucia late last year, a vicious storm killed over 30 people on the beautiful island of Dominica and wiped out roads and bridges, many buildings and there was a real emergency. Our 97' boat ran two missions there with water, medical supplies and we even transported military help. The Red Cross and Rotary Club, and even the largest Caribbean wireless network company and supermarkets got involved and we became part of the government of St. Lucia's official…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

IRG Reserve boat aids in Dominica - NOVEMBER 2015 CARIBBEAN COMPASS MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER 2015 CARIBBEAN COMPASS 

Cruisers Carry Cargo to Storm-Damaged Dominica

by Jennifer Simpson

All cruisers in the Eastern Caribbean share a fear of named storms, whether directly in their path or not. Even when we are safe, as travelers we most likely know people in harm’s way. My husband, Mike, and I, although safely…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 8, 2016 at 11:28am — No Comments

Looking for a dinghy in Acapulco

International Rescue Group's disaster relief boat in Acapulco on the Mexico Pacific Station is being re-fitted by Captain Lou Rodriguez, and her old dinghy is worn out. Does anyone in the area have a dinghy they could donate, or at a reasonable price? Could use an outboard too. If you're a US citizen, we can give a tax…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 7, 2016 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Getting ready to work in the cargo hold

Disposable suit a little too small for me!

Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on February 4, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

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New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

New Dresses for countries in need

Started by Sue Russo in Sample Title Oct 11. 0 Replies

I am an Ambassador for The State of Connecticut volunteering under Hope 4 Women International 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Our mission is to bring girls in need of clothing a new dress to empower…Continue

Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik in Sample Title Sep 25. 0 Replies

Hi my name is Joe and my dad's name is John Vinarcsik.  We plan on sailing our 50 foot sailboat from Houston, Texas to Florida in a week.  We intend on assisting with relief operations as soon as we…Continue

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