Boat donations keep Christian charity going
by Robert Joseph Baker | January 31, 2014 6:15 pm
Last Updated: February 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm
The Boat Angel Outreach Center, a Christian charity based in Arizona and funded entirely by the processing and sale of donated boats throughout the United States, is looking for unused and unwanted boats to help fund its outreach initiatives. The charity seeks boats in all sizes and of all makes and models, including Polaris wave runners, Bayliner ski boats, Chris Craft cabin cruisers, Egg Harbor fishing boats and small personal sailboats and catamarans.
“What makes the Boat Angel fundraising program unique is the time and energy that goes into getting boats large and small transferred from the boat donors to those willing to purchase from a non-profit boat donation program,” according to the group’s website.
The work involves the sometimes challenging task of identifying proper hull ID numbers. On older boats, they can be unreadable due to the vessel’s age.
The charity lists their items on its eBay store through its website, www.charityboatsales.org. Proceeds from the sale of donated boats fund overseas outreach and soccer programs, and produces the popular Family Films and Donkey Ollie series for children and teenagers. These are distributed, at no charge, to children’s homes, churches and broadcast stations.
For more information, or to donate a boat, call (602) 903-1844, or visit www.boatangel.org.
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