Houston, USA, 14 December 2016 – The GAC Group has once again donated to support the Wooden Boats For Veterans foundation (WBFV), a California-based organization that helps veterans harness their power of past military experiences. To date, WBFV has taken more than 50 veterans sailing, who served and sustained injuries in the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
GAC started supporting the charity in December last year and is renewing its commitment with a contribution to help fund the ongoing restoration of a 1938 wooden yacht, ‘Clover’, itself a veteran having seen service in the English Channel during World War II.
Early in the New Year, the yacht will be moved from her berth at the Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda to Bay Marine Boat Works in Richmond, where restoration will begin. Once fully restored, the ‘Clover’ will be able to host up to 24 disabled veterans on trips around the San Francisco Bay and along the coast of California.
“GAC’s commitment is instrumental to WBFV’s mission to build a veteran community around the restoration of ‘Clover’. We are deeply grateful for their ongoing support,” says WBFV President Terry Moran.