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 sailboat 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 out-standing Mt. Rainier graduates through their Navigating the Future Scholarship program. They also donated $750 to the Des Moines Food Bank.