Since 2008 the Gaza Surf Club has worked to support and empower Palestinian surfers living and surfing under some of the world’s most difficult conditions. Support for the Surf Club has come in many forms and, thanks to the generosity of fellow surfers and supporters, the Surf Club has made great progress in developing a sustainable Palestinian surfing community.
Sadly, the war in Gaza will require the rebuilding of the project once the fighting has ended and Gaza's surfers have begun to rebuild their lives. Surfing will, of course, not be an initial priority for our friends in Gaza but once they are ready to return to the water, the Gaza Surf Club will be there to help them rebuild with equipment, training and support.
In the meantime we are working directly with the surfers to help meet their needs and support them in any way that we can. We are currently offering two support options, detailed below. All donations are tax-deductible.
Donating is and secure using Paypal or by contacting Explore Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gaza Surf Club is a project of Explore Corps, a US-based 501c(3) non-profit implementing unique projects in outdoor education, recreation and the arts. Visit explore corps as www.explorecorps.org
What the surfers need most of all right now is financial assistance to keep their families alive as they struggle to access medical services and secure food, water and shelter on Gaza's black market. We are therefore establishing a Gaza Surfer Relief Fund that will be managed by Explore Corps and will award financial grants based on need to Gaza's surfers. The fund will be used to cover medical, food, water and shelter expenses as the surfers work to protect and support their families and rebuild their lives.
Donations that go to the Gaza Surf Club are essential to keeping the project going. Our team is working on several initiatives designed to support the relaunch of the Club and to expand the services that are currently offered. We are also working daily to provide information and support to surfers in Gaza. We are all volunteers but we still require funds to keep the project alive and to plan for and fund current and future initiatives.
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