60 Ton Travelift for Plaquemines Parish
AFIRM has focused on providing practical help to get people back
to work. When there was no way to get stranded fishing vessels back
to the water, we moved a donated 60-ton Marine Travelift all the
way from Valdez, Alaska to Empire, Louisiana where it was the only
operating lift in southern Louisiana, to help fishermen get back
the donation of this 60-ton capacity Marine Travelift to Plaquemines
Parish, Louisiana, where it is the only working Travelift and
over 3,000 vessels were washed ashore.
30 Ton Per Day Ice Plant for Biloxi, Mississippi
We've also asked both fishermen and public officials what they need
most. The single most critical need is for ice-making machinery.
Virtually all the equipment used to produce ice for the fishing
fleet was destroyed. While some fishermen drive hundreds of miles
to obtain ice from inland plants, most cannot afford to do that.
So, they can't fish.
What's Next - and why we need
your donation today
We also found six similar machines still in private hands. AFIRM
estimates that obtaining these ice plants, suitable compressors,
reconfiguring and shipping these six ice machines will require between
$500,000 and $600,000. That's a real bargain, as it would cost as
much as $200,000 each to buy comparable new ice machines and ship
them to the Gulf coast.
We are reaching beyond the Alaska seafood industry
to anyone and everyone who understands the importance of the Gulf
seafood industry as a major component in the U.S. seafood industry.
No donation is too small, or too large. AFIRM is a 100% volunteer
operation with no operational overhead. 100% of your donation will
be applied to the purchase, configuration, and transportation of
icemaking equipment for Gulf fishing ports - to help them get back
AFIRM is seeking your donation today, to be applied directly to
our effort to acquire and configure six more icemaking capability
for the Gulf fishing fleets.
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