HMS Bounty Relief

$3,874 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 81 months

On Monday morning, October 29th The crew of the HMS Bounty suffered the greatest tragedy in her long and storied career.
In the worst of conditions the sixteen members of her crew abandoned ship into the seas off the coast of North Carolina. Fourteen crew were rescued six hours later by the coast guard. Unfortunately two did not make it to the liferafts. One was found hours later but beyond aid. The coast guard searched for the final member of the crew for five days but to no avail and suspended the search early Friday morning.
Melissa and myself are former crew members, we served on board earlier this year but were not aboard when these devastating events came to pass.
Melissa Norris worked along side the crew of the Bounty all season and became close friends with each and every member of the crew.
I myself (Grant Bredeson) Worked and lived aboard the ship for three years before taking my leave in late April to pursue other sailing opportunities.
This has thrown all of our lives into the deepest turmoil. Our friends have lost everything they own and the place that they called home, and two of our closest friends are now gone forever.
Desperate for some way to help we started a donations fund through paypal and now have found this site as an additional means to collect the funds which will help our friends and the families of those who lost their lives to start putting their lives back together.
All donated funds will go directly to the 2012 crew of the HMS Bounty who were involved in this incident as well as to the families of the crew who paid the ultimate price.


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Thank you everyone for your donations. The crew is gathering together and a memorial service has been set up for this Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
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$3,874 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 81 months
Created November 3, 2012
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JW
$5
Jocelyn White
75 months ago
JS
$50
Joe Steed
75 months ago
AM
$420
Amy Mullen
76 months ago
AC
$64
Angela Cosenzo
79 months ago

This is the first part of the money I raised selling an art print of the Bounty on Imagekind.

BJ
$100
Barb Johnstone
79 months ago

This is a donation from money that was given to me for a Christmas present by some of my family members that wanted me to be able to donate again to you - let's hope this new year is a brighter one for all of you and all of us! Take care everyone.

GS
$100
Golden Gate Tall Ships Society Golden Gate Tall Ships Society
79 months ago
CV
$300
COLLEEN VICKROY
79 months ago

Artist Wendy Winbeckler AKA (KANOJO) placed her wonderful painting of the Bounty up for auction. (proceeds to be donated here) I was honored to win the bid of another of her wonderful paintings and also be donating to such a cause.

AW
$100
Alison Williams
80 months ago
BJ
$200
Barb Johnstone
80 months ago

This donation is being made on behalf of one of your former shipmates. I know I don't have to tell you how she feels over what's happened. Seeing as I know she would like - if she could - to help out her former HMS Bounty shipmates, I would like to step up, as her good friend and former shipmate myself, to give to your fund on her behalf.

SB
$25
Solange Bitar
80 months ago
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