Anything Everything 4 Water Safety

$16,390 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 21 months
ANYTHING is EVERYTHING for WATER SAFETY!

December 26, 2010 I survived a drowning accident while surfing in Lake Michigan.  

Since then I co-founded the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project ( www.GLSRP.org).


Unfortunately though, my passion for water safety is not enough!  

Drownings in the Great Lakes continue to rise. Last year there were 88 drownings and since 2010 there have been over 631 drownings in the Great Lakes (updated 11/12/2017).


Question: What's missing?

Answer: A comprehensive Public Water Safety Education Program and a Water Safety School Curriculum!


And right now YOU and the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project have a HUGE opportunity!

The funds raised will support:

1.      Public Great Lakes Water Safety Presentations

2.      School Great Lakes Water Safety Presentations (at least 100 for elementary, junior high, and high school students)

3.      Lifeguards: Open Water Surf Rescue Training (24 hours of training available for each Indiana Lake Michigan Lifeguard)  

4.      First Responders: Open Water Surf Rescue and Water Resuscitation Training (for Paramedics, EMTs, Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Water Rescue Teams, Dive Teams, DNR Officers, and Park Employees) 

5.      Educational Materials: videos and instructional materials for all of the above

And The Big BONUS! – All educational and training materials, lesson plans, videos, etc. produced for the above programs through the grant will be available for use throughout the Great Lakes region and will become the foundation for the future Great Lakes Water Safety Train-the-Trainer program.

Unfortunately as of today’s date, May, 72018, there have been over 631 drownings in the Great Lakes since 2010. 

On average, almost half (47%) of all Great Lakes drownings happen in Lake Michigan and half of all Lake Michigan drownings happen in the south end of the Lake (Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan). 

Please help now to help us stop this “Neglected public health issue” (The WHO) by donating to the “Anything is Everything for Water Safety” fundraising page at:  https://www.gofundme.com/anything-everything-4-water-safety

ABOUT GLSRP
The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) is about saving lives.  It is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that:

1.  Tracks the Great Lakes drowning statistics (631+ drownings since 2010)

2.  Performs “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentations and trainings (Over 635 in 7 of the 8 Great Lakes states since 2011)

3.  Works with family and friends of Great Lakes drowning victims to advocate water safety.

4.  Performs Open Water Surf Lifeguard In-Serivce Training and First Responder Water Rescue and Water Resuscitation In-service Training

The GLSRP is also soliciting corporations for donations that can go toward the overall match.

Any surplus of this matching grant fundraiser, may be applied to 2018 Spring & Summer GLSRP activites.

Please donate now and Share with your Friends!


Help us help you Save Lives on the Great Lakes!!!

Dave Benjamin, Co-Founder
Bob Pratt, Co-Founder
School Presentations
Shedd Aquarium Press Conference with Family Members
First Responder Training








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Hi again!

I wanted to thank you again for your donation to the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project’s “Anything is Everything for Water Safety” Fundraiser ( https://www.gofundme.com/anything-everything-4-water-safety).

The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project (GLSRP) is a registered nonprofit organization and your donation is tax deductible. For your records and tax return filings, the GLSRP Nonprofit Tax ID Number is 45-5616079.

And Thank You Again for your very kind and generous donation!

Sincerely,

Dave Benjamin, Executive Director

ABOUT THE GLSRP
The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Inc. (GLSRP) is about saving lives. It is a nonprofit 501c3 corporation that is a Chapter of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA).

The GLSPR:
1. Tracks the Great Lakes drowning statistics (536+ drownings since 2010)
2. Performs “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentations and trainings (Over 327 in 7 of the 8 Great Lakes states since 2011)
3. Works with family and friends of Great Lakes drowning victims to advocate water safety.
4. Hosts Open Water Surf Lifeguard Training and First Responder In-service Training

Mission: To eradicate drownings by being the leader of Great Lakes water safety by providing training, public preparedness, and public awareness.

Vision: Everyone in the Great Lakes region, nationwide and worldwide, is knowledgeable, engaged and proactive in water safety with an emphasis on the Great Lakes region.
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Hi Everyone!

Again... Thank You for your kind and generous donation!

My original personal goal was to reach 200 people to donate at least $25 each to reach $5,000.

Well we have currently surpassed my $5,000 fundraising goal, which is AWESOME, but we only reached 35 people.

Imagine how much we would accomplish if we surpassed the 200 people reached goal.

Please share this fundraising campaign now through your social media accounts.

Thank you again!

Dave Benjamin
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$16,390 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 61 people in 21 months
Created November 23, 2016
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$200
Nora Howe
13 months ago

Thankyou, Dave and Bob, your continued dedication to water safety is amazing !

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$1,000
Greg Froese
13 months ago

Thanks Dave for your passion and drive.

$500
Anonymous
13 months ago
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$200
Cynthia Robison
14 months ago
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Keep up this very important work!

TB
$15
Thomas Bauer
14 months ago
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In appreciation of Chicago Scuba Meetup

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Robert Khoury
14 months ago
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We are enrolled in you and what you're up to!

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