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TowBoatU.S. mobilizes town to help widow with sunken yacht

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When an elderly widow was overwhelmed by the problem of dealing with a 62-foot Huckins that sank at her dock, the community of Pompano Beach, Fla., stepped in to help.

The local Fox affiliate, WSVN 7 News, recently did a story on its "Help Me Howard" feature to help the homeowner with her plight.

When Barney Hauf, TowBoatU.S. Fort Lauderdale's sales director, saw the TV report, he formed a plan to help.

"We saw this as an opportunity to give back to the community that has embraced our company for over 20 years," Hauf said. "The homeowner, the neighborhood, federal, state, county and local government could all benefit from any charitable effort we could mount."

A few phone calls prompted an overwhelmingly positive response from companies and individuals that were willing to help.

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