Engaging Survivors of Recreational Boating Accidents
Thank you to our dear friend Nita for allowing us to share her daughter's story:
"Remembering Deborah Boles, 16, who died on July 4, 1998 in a preventable accident while wearing a life jacket. Even seasoned boaters need boater education.
Boat owners can prevent accidents by ensuring their boats are only operated by individuals who have completed a boater education class, just like car owners can prevent accidents by insuring their cars and motorcycles are driven only by those who are licensed to drive them. Be safe in the water so you can all go home together."
Are you looking for a place to start meeting others that have been affected by recreational boating accidents?
Join the Engaging Survivors Closed Facebook Group (here): This is your Facebook group to meet, network, and share resources.
Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. ET for the monthly Engaging Survivors call. NSBC Chair Richard Moore and Deputy Director Fred Messmann will moderate the calls, but - once again - these calls are yours to have an opportunity to meet, and let us know he we can help support you.
As the NSBC continues to develop our Engaging Survivors of Recreational Boating Accidents initiative, we're asking for your support.
Our goal is to provide a single point of engagement for those who have survived a boating accident and those who have lost a family member or friend as a result of a boating accident.
We need your help!
The Engaging Survivors Membership ($35) is available to individuals who have been affected by a recreational boating accident.
Please donate today. Your generous donation will be used to fund staff time and resources necessary to meet our goals in engaging survivors of boating accidents and ensuring that we are providing a necessary need moving forward.
We are embarking on a new initiative to be that resource. In the next few months, we'll hit key milestones, with direct support and buy-in from survivors and those that have lost loved ones in recreational boating accidents. Many of these individuals possess a deep desire to make something good come from their negative experience and have a perspective about boating safety that could be highly effective at encouraging practices which would help decrease boating accidents around the U.S.
While our comprehensive plan has been enthusiastically accepted by both those that have been personally affected by a recreational boating accident and the professional boating safety community alike, we need your help raising critical funds to fully implement our short- and long-term goals.
Click here to make a donation.
Survivors Stories and Testimonials
ACA: Canoe - Kayak - SUP - Raft - Rescue:
Thank you to the following for helping to share the initiative: