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MarineLab Irma Recovery

$13,407 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 15 months
MarineLab was struck by Hurricane Irma's storm surge and sustained significant damage to the Floating Classroom and the cafeteria.  The Big Building and the Fort, where our instructors live, was also impacted.  We are forced to cancel most of the programs for the rest of the fall season.     Although we are insured, there will be steep deductibles and things not covered, not to mention the loss of income from all those canceled programs. We've had to increase our goal after closer inspection of the damage, and also our FCC is not insured.  We could use some help from the thousands of students who've attended MarineLab through the years and loved our programs!  Your assistance would be greatly greatly appreciated!  Help us get MarineLab repaired so that we can get back to doing what we do best - introducing students to the wonders of the ocean.  MarineLab makes a difference, and now you can too, by making a donation.   Thank you!
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Thank you anonymous donor! They left the following comment on our page: "I was here on a school trip in 8th grade, one of my favorite memories. Best of luck making things better!" Today we get new flooring in the dining hall. Every day brings up one step closer to full operations and being better than before!
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Grounds aren't completely cleared yet, but we're starting to shop for a new kitchen and new dining furniture for our cafeteria!
The dining hall "BEFORE"
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We accomplished a lot this week!
Before and after, bathroom hall
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We are so pleased with how everything is coming along! Getting rid of the bad, looking for the new...
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$13,407 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 121 people in 15 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Marine Resources Development Foundation
Certified Charity
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Key Largo, FL
EIN: 670258256
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DK
$100
Devin Kunst
11 months ago
JH
$500
John/Nancy Hussey
13 months ago
CS
$250
Canterbury School
13 months ago
AO
$100
Anne and Dick ONeil
13 months ago
MD
$40
Megan Draheim
13 months ago
$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
MK
$150
Mary Krajsa
14 months ago
PB
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14 months ago
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