Capt. Mark Drewelow of YachtAid Global, 2012 YachtWorld HeroWho is your Hero?
In his travels at the helm, YachtAid Global’s founder, Mark Drewelow (a former megayacht captain and now a port agent), saw plenty of places where people needed the bare basics: medicine, school supplies, you name it. It took some planning, but in 2006, he created YachtAid Global to match megayachts to these people. When he learns of a community that has a special need, he reaches out to his network of captains, crews, and owners, figuring out which yacht will be in that area and asking if any of them would be willing to take the supplies to the shoreside connection.
How has your nominee’s efforts made a difference for the better?
Mark has successfully gotten school and medical supplies delivered everywhere from Alaska to Belize and across the Pacific. He has even helped raise awareness of a school in Indonesia where the Komodo dragons were attacking children, geting funds raised to purchase a fence to surround the schoolyard. The yacht crews and owners who know Mark are incredibly inspired by him. In fact, the owners and crew aboard the yacht Slojo held an across-the-ocean, around-the-clock fundraiser for YachtAid Global, raising more than $50,000 to help it further its good deeds worldwide.
How will being recognized as a YachtWorld Hero further your nominee’s cause?
YachtAid Global is a nonprofit that ensures humanitarian and developmental aid reaches some of the most remote regions of the world. Its tagline says it all: Changing the World Without Changing Course.
Please share any website or online articles about your nominee’s activities.
Project Big Fish by YachtAid Global
YachtAid Global – The Givers http://www.thecrewreport.com/superyacht_crew_news.asp?id=17810
Capt. Mark Drewelow of www.yachtaidglobal.org was nominated by Diane M. Byrne, MegayachtNews.com