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Marine Industry Steps Up With Hurricane Relief


Several marine companies are pitching in with relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association released a statement with a list of groups that are working to help those in the industry who need assistance.

The Mercury Racing division of Brunswick Corp. launched a fund-matching and fundraising Hurricane Ian relief campaign to support communities in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Fla.

The program is offering financial support to the Cape Coral Caring Center and is contributing to the charitable efforts of the Fort Myers Offshore Club. Cape Coral-based builder Nor-Tech is helping coordinate the program.

Additionally, Honda donated $500,000 in disaster relief funds to the American Red Cross to support food security and shelter issues in areas impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The Old Salt Fishing Foundation, Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay, and Annapolis Boat Shows have created the Hurricane Ian Marine Industry Relief Fund, which is collecting funds to help individuals working in the marine trades in southwest Florida.

Captains for Clean Water, despite losing its office, has helped people who could only be reached by water and set up drop-off locations for donations in eastern Florida.

The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida is raising money through an employee-assistance fund to provide emergency housing, food and other necessities for FWC employees.

Worldwide Anglers Relief Fund is working to help fishing-related businesses. The International Game Fish Association and Costa sunglasses created WARF in 2017 to provide financial assistance to local charter captains, guides and outfitters in the wake of natural disasters.

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