May 2012 Blog Posts (5)

SmartPlug made a very welcome donation

I bought a 51 foot ketch in 1992 and lived aboard that boat for 8 years, sailing over 22,000 miles via the Caribbean, Panama, Hawaii and Mexico, eventually ending up in San Francisco. The day I took delivery of the yacht, I walked down the dock at Branston, Connecticut, and as I got closer to my beautiful new boat, I discovered she was on fire... It turned out that the shore power connector had a bad connection and it had heated up. I can't remember if I'd already arranged insurance, as I'd…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on May 10, 2012 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Yemen: 267,000 children at risk of dying without proper nutrition intervention

ReliefWeb alert

· 967,000 children under the age of five are estimated to suffer from acute malnutrition, with 267,000 children at risk of dying without proper nutrition interventions.

· A huge outbreak of measles is now under control, reports WHO.

· 13 children were killed and another 12 injured by land mines or unexploded ordnances (UXOs) in the first three months of 2012.

· UN Deputy Humanitarian…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on May 9, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Race to Save World's Rice Bowl From Climate Change

National Geographic: More frequent floods and droughts expected in Southeast Asia. Click here for article.

International Rescue Group is going to be needed - we're fighting as fast as we can to get our first rescue boat in operation, commissioning date now October 28th after sea trials.…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on May 3, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

We need any scrap lead for ballast for nonprofit rescue vessel.

We are searching for donations of up to 5 tons of lead to make our ballast. We'll take lead in any form or amount. We can pick up in various areas including Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, or we can ship from other locations in the USA.

Thank you so much! Please reply to donations@internationalrescuegroup.org.…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on May 1, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

We need any scrap lead for ballast for nonprofit rescue vessel.

We are searching for donations of up to 5 tons of lead to make our ballast. We'll take lead in any form or amount. We can pick up in various areas including Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, or we can ship from other locations in the USA.

Thank you so much! Please reply to donations@internationalrescuegroup.org.…

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Added by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG on May 1, 2012 at 2:27pm — 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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