Sea Tow Smith Mtn. Lake Promotes Life Jacket Drive in Wirtz, Virginia

Sea Tow Smith Mtn. Lake Promotes Life Jacket Drive in Wirtz, Virginia

Sea Tow Smith Mountain Lake operates their Life Jacket Drive all season long. At each of their events they encourage the public to donate a gently used or new life jacket at the event or drop off at the local Marina.
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The goal of the Life Jacket Drive is to collect new or gently used life jackets that can be used with a life jacket loaner program.
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Buying new life jackets is expensive and using donated life jackets allows Life Jacket Loaner hosts, such as Captain Nancy, to continue their usefulness after the owner has finished with them. These life jackets can replenish or replace life jackets on your life jacket loaner stands or you can use them to add new stands to your local area.
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You can really do this anywhere in your local community. You can do it at your office, at a marina store, at a boat ramp, on a fuel dock, at a public library, at a fire department, at a waterfront restaurant, or anywhere else that could be easily promoted and visited.
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You can host the life jacket drive in conjunction with another event that is already planned or you can host a life jacket drive as a stand-alone event. The life jacket drive can take place on a single day, over a week, a month or even the entire boating season like Captain Nancy.

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Planning information and logistics for hosting an event are included the Life Jacket Drive Manual at: http://LifeJacketDrive.org for more information.

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Written by  Michael Wesolowski

Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director

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