Project Life Boat To Provide New Fishing Boats For Tsunami Survivors

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The TriangleÂ?s corporate community has joined forces with Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) and the Charities Aid Foundation India to help rebuild the lives of fisherman and their families who lost everything when the Tsunami hit the shores of India.

The Triangle’s corporate community has joined forces with Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) and the Charities Aid Foundation India to help rebuild the lives of fisherman and their families who lost everything when the Tsunami hit the shores of India.

TCF is launching Project Life Boat with the goal of raising $200,000 in 50 days. Every dollar raised will be used to build and equip boats in the Tsunami damaged area of India.

“The Triangle’s corporate community has extensive resources that it can use to help repair the communities destroyed by the Tsunami,” said Neal Hunter of CREE Inc. and Honorary Project Life Boat Committee Member. “It is time for us to assemble our resources and deliver relief to an area that has seen so much destruction.”

Every $4,000 raised will help build and equip one fishing boat, and each fishing boat that is reinstated will support at least three families. By raising $200,000 Triangle residents would help provide 50 boats that would support at least 150 families.    

“Project Life Boat is a way to help many of the surviving families rebuild their lives and recover from this disaster,” said Jim Cain of Kilpatrick Stockton and Honorary Project Life Boat Committee Member. “Providing new fishing boats is essential in helping to rebuild the lives of those who live on the shores of India.”    

John McConnell, A4 Health Systems; Neal Hunter, CREE Inc.; Larry Robbins, Wyrick Robbins; Scott Custer, RBC Centura; Jim Cain, Kilpatrick Stockton; and Dr. Steve Bolick, Eye Care Associates comprise the Honorary Project Life Boat Committee.

Donations for Project Life Boat can be sent to Triangle Community Foundation, P.O. Box 900002

Raleigh, NC 27675-9000, delivered by hand to the TCF offices at 4813 Emperor Blvd, Suite 130 Durham, NC 27703, made on the Internet at http://www.trianglecf.org, or dropped off at any of the 12 Eye Care Associates offices.

About Project Life Boat:

Project Life Boat is a joint campaign between the Triangle Community Foundation and the American-India Foundation, with the goal of helping to rebuild the lives of fisherman and their families in the Tsunami devastated parts of India. Project Life Boat has a goal to raise $200,000 in 50 days, which would help to provide 50 boats that would support at least 150 families. For more information about Project Life Boat please call 919-474-8370 or visit the website http://www.trianglecf.org. To make a donation to Project Life Boat please send your donation to the Triangle Community Foundation, P.O. Box 900002 Raleigh, NC 27675-9000.

About Triangle Community Foundation:

Founded in 1983, Triangle Community Foundation manages more than 550 donor-inspired funds for the benefit of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. For philanthropists wishing to increase the impact and life of their charitable contributions, the Foundation provides resources for thoughtful giving. Beyond the gifting of assets, Triangle Community Foundation helps donors learn about and focus on issues of importance to them. For more information about the Foundation please call (919) 474-8370 or visit the website http://www.trianglecf.org.

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MMI Associates, Inc.

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Raleigh, NC 27607

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Patty@mmimarketing.com

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