The Sea Tow Foundation is adding 50 life-jacket loaner station building kits across the country, intending to make loaner life jackets available in 47 U.S. states.
More than 750 Sea Tow Foundation life-jacket loaner stations are located throughout the U.S., and the foundation is working with 154 organizations and agencies to monitor and restock existing stations.
Since 2007, the Sea Tow Foundation has distributed more than 83,000 life jackets.
“Many agencies and organizations depend on our experience and knowledge in boating safety and our expertise in life jacket loaner programs,” Gail R. Kulp, executive director of the Sea Tow Foundation, said in a statement. “We want to continue to ensure that drownings can be prevented through loaner life jackets that can be borrowed and returned at no cost.”
The stations are made possible by donations and corporate sponsorships, as well as grant funds provided through the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund.
Tax deductible donations are welcome here.