Anything Everything 4 Water Safety

$7,445 of $50k goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Dave Benjamin  HOMEWOOD, IL
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 98 drownings and since 2010 there have been over 536 drownings in the Great Lakes.


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!

If you donate now you can have your donation matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000! 

Please Match Your Time and Your Money with the lifesaving efforts of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project!

The GLSRP is applying for an Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) $50,000 Matching Grant.

The funds raised and matching grant will provide the following for Northwest Indiana (AND educational materials may also be shared throughout the Great Lakes Region): 

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

6.      Public Education: Updated beach signage and public educational materials

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 (536+ drownings since 2010)

2.  Performs “Great Lakes Water Safety” presentations and trainings (Over 321 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

DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
The Deadline for this fundraiser has been extended to June 1, 2017.  The GLSRP is also soliciting corporations for donations as well as public agencies for "In-Kind Matching Gifts" that can go toward the overall match.

Any surplus of this matching grant fundraiser, may be applied to 2017 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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Update 2
Posted by Dave Benjamin
3 months ago
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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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Update 1
Posted by Dave Benjamin
3 months ago
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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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$7,445 of $50k goal

Raised by 46 people in 4 months
Created November 23, 2016
AL
$50
Amelia Labbe
2 months ago

Thank you guys for everything you do!!

MM
$30
Matthew Miller
2 months ago
BB
$25
Bob Burns
2 months ago
MH
$20
Mark Hartmann
2 months ago
$100
Anonymous
2 months ago
DW
$100
Dorothy Wright
2 months ago(Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
KP
$500
Konrady Plastics
3 months ago(Offline Donation)

And Bernie Konrady

MJ
$100
Maureen Jordan
3 months ago
$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
1
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