The South Sound boating community has been contributing to the greater community in these times of need.
Recent contributions this year include:
- Des Moines Marina Association (DMMA), the organization comprised of Marina tenants and others interested in the health of the Des Moines Marina, contributed $1,000 to the Des Moines Food Bank, and $500 to the Des Moines Farmers Market for signage, Personal Protective Equipment, and advertising to run a safe market. The Board of the DMMA is looking into additional ways to help with contributions and awareness for the needs of our community.
- Three Tree Point Yacht Club donated $2,100 to the Des Moines Food Bank. In lieu of holding their normal spring sail boat race series, canceled due to COVID-19, they organized a socially distanced predicted log contest, with participants donating money to the Food Bank.
- America’s Boating Club, formally known as the Poverty Bay Power Squadron, has an annual fundraising campaign that raises nearly $1,000 for the Food Bank and other needy causes.
- Des Moines Yacht Club awarded three $1,000 college scholarships to outstanding Mt. Rainier graduates through their Navigating the Future Scholarship program. They also donated $750 to the Des Moines Food Bank.