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IGY Marinas gathered more than 400 volunteers at the end of February for its annual community outreach event, Inspire Giving through You. Company employees, marina staff, Anchor Club corporate partners, yacht owners, captains and crew spent the day supporting local charitable organizations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

In Colombia, for example, volunteers from Marina Santa Marta partnered with Fundehumac to rebuild a school’s ceiling. In Mexico, volunteers at Marina Cabo San Lucas worked with the local fire brigade to provide a covered structure for the on-site vehicles and equipment, as well as install an anti-theft perimeter fencing and replace the facility’s water pump.

Inspire Giving through You 2017

In St. Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina volunteers constructing a gazebo, rewired security lighting, and created a kitchen garden at the New Beginnings Transit Home.

In St. Maarten, Yacht Club at Isle de Sol and Simpson Bay Marina teamed up with the New Start for Children Foundation, where volunteers spent the day painting the interior and exterior of the foster home and installed a new television.

In St. Thomas, volunteers from Yacht Haven Grande Marina and American Yacht Harbor began the initial build out on the Hydrologic Environmental Learning Center at Addelita Cancryn Junior High School. In Turks & Caicos, Blue Haven Marina participants constructed an outdoor play and discovery area for the Extraordinary Minds Ashley Learning Centre.

To participate in the U.S.-based Inspire Giving through You community outreach event in June, email Vivienne Yaple at LYaple@IGYMarinas.com.

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