Erik Wade, Sailor Stranded in Sea Isle City, NJ

$1,670 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 1 month
Created December 5, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Erik Wade
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On Sunday December 2, 2018 we were surprised to see a large sailboat had run ashore and was stranded near 61st Street Beach in Sea Isle City, New Jersey.  While walking the beach that morning we met Erik Wade, the owner of the 36 foot sailboat he calls home.  Erik was sailing from Boston, MA to Key West, FL when his anchor line snapped as he slept that night.  He was abruptly woken up when his sailboat ran aground.

The boat is now stranded approximately 50 yards from the water and Erik is in danger of losing his home, a sailboat he values at $40,000.

Having put most of his money into the boat, Erik does not have the funds to hire a towing company to safely guide his home back into the water.

If Erik is forced to abandon his sailboat, his home may be auctioned off to cover the expenses of having it removed from the beach.  Details can be found in the link below as reported by Sea Isle City News.

Sea Isle City News Report on Stranded Sailor 

Let's help save Erik's home and set him back on course this Holiday Season!
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Update 5
Posted by Dan Fisher
1 month ago
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Hi everyone. We made significant progress over the weekend! Total contributions have reached $1,190! Thank you for your continued support, and please continue to share the campaign!
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Update 4
Posted by Dan Fisher
1 month ago
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Below is part of a text message I received from Erik this morning. I hope it makes everyone feel as as great as I do each time I read it. Thank you all for your support. You’ve truly made a difference in Erik’s life when he needed it most.

“It really charges my attitude and washes away the despair I was feeling....We get knocked down sometimes but we get up again, this time I needed a lot of help from people to do that but I'm starting to see that it's gonna be alright”
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Update 3
Posted by Dan Fisher
1 month ago
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Hi Everyone. I wanted to let you know that earlier today Erik and I completed the process that designates him as the direct beneficiary of the campaign. All withdrawals are made by Erik and distributed to him directly.
Thanks again for your support.
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Update 2
Posted by Dan Fisher
1 month ago
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I spoke with Erik on the phone this morning. He is extremely grateful for the support he received from the locals throughout the week and to everyone who has made a contribution to the Go Fund Me campaign. So far we've raised $545 to help cover Erik's expenses. Please continue to share the campaign. Every bit helps. Thanks!

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$1,670 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 1 month
Created December 5, 2018
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on behalf of Erik Wade
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