NAPLES, FL (January 22, 2019) – In partnership with Sea Tow, MarineMax Naples will be accepting donations in support of local Coast Guard families. The items most needed are:
•Non-perishable food items
•Diapers, formula, and other baby items
•Publix, Walmart, and Visa gift cards
“I invite you to share your support for our local community by visiting MarineMax and donating to those in need. We will continue to accept donations until our Coast Guard service members are back on their feet,” stated Jim Connor, MarineMax Naples General Manager.
MarineMax and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) have had a long-standing relationship with both being part of the boating community. The USCG often leads boating classes at MarineMax in order to educate and inform new boaters on the proper protocols for maneuvering and handling boats safely. In addition to hosting classes, the USCG is responsible for maritime safety, security, and environmental stewardship in U.S. ports and waterways. As one of the five Armed Services of the United States, the Coast Guard is the only military branch within the Department of Homeland Security. In addition to its role as an Armed Service, the Coast Guard is a first responder and humanitarian service that provides aid to people in distress or impacted by natural and man-made disasters whether at sea or ashore. The Coast Guard is a member of the Intelligence Community and is a law enforcement and regulatory agency with broad legal authorities associated with maritime transportation, hazardous materials shipping, bridge administration, oil spill response, pilotage, and vessel construction and operation.
MarineMax is the nation’s largest boating retailer offering new, pre-owned, and brokerage boats and yachts ranging from 12 – 155 feet. They pride themselves on providing a multitude of ways for their customers to enjoy the boating lifestyle after they purchase the vessel of their dreams. Such offerings include events, classes, seminars, Getaways!® and much more along with top-notch service to keep boats running smoothly. For more information about MarineMax and all that they offer, visit www.marinemax.com