We are a non-profit, non-government organization with 50 volunteers and a small administration team, with an annual operation budget of $250,000 USD. We take pride in that VISAR will never charge you for our services! You can be sure your donation goes where it should, to our mission of “Saving Lives at Sea.”
Your donation will ensure that our crew and trainees are up to date with the industry standard in the following areas:
VISAR is a registered with the BVI Non-Profit Organization Board and we perform an internal audit on a yearly basis.
Mail a check from within the BVI to VISAR PO Box 3042 Road Town, Tortola VG1110 or stop into our base in Road Reef Marina or Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour.
Mail a check from outside the BVI to VISAR PMB 2416 PO Box 8309 Cruz Bay, St John USVI 00831
AFRAS – For US Residents that would like to make a tax-deductible donation, we work with 501(c)3 Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS). Please visit their website to learn more and make a “targeted donation.” Please make sure to note the donation is for VISAR.
UK Trust – For UK Residents that would like to make a tax relief claim, we work with THE VISAR TRUST that not only helps VISAR but aids in relief for SAR’s in Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, and Barbados. For more details on how to donate, email [email protected].
Business Extra from American Airlines will match your mileage!
By adding VISAR’s Business Extra number: 793004 to your personal AAdvantage profile, not only will YOU receive your miles but VISAR will also receive points. This helps us to fly search and rescue experts to the BVI, to train our crew to keep them up to date with the latest knowledge and skills.
For inquiries regarding tax deductions or any other concerns, give our base station a call at +1 284 345 4357, or send a message.
VISAR’s fundraising events are an integral part of the success of the organizations, as we are tasked each year to raise our operating budget. We host the Governors Gourmet Gathering held at the home of the Governor and Swim and SUP the Sound & Family Fun Day held in Virgin Gorda, as well as a handful of smaller fundraisers and community events.
The next Governor’s Gourmet Gathering is Friday, February 21, 2020, at 7:00 PM and we are SOLD OUT!By VISAR
Family Safety Morning’s inaugural event took place in July of 2019 at our base in Tortola and was a big success.By VISAR
Swim and SUP the Sound is a great day of physical activities and family fun.By VISAR
More Info Coming. Check back SoonBy Nick Cunha
Thank you to all who joined us for our annual fundraiser, Swim and SUP the Sound 2019 and Family Fun Day on Sunday,By Nick Cunha
May 2019 CALLS SHOUTS TRAINING SESSIONS MONTH YTD MONTH YTD MONTH YTD 36 77 3 21 7 25 ACTIVE CREW EVENTS VOLUNTEERBy Julie Schneider
VISAR – A Word from the Vice President Good Morning, Good Afternoon or Good Evening – depending on when you’rBy Julie Schneider
March 2019 CALLS SHOUTS TRAINING SESSIONS MONTH YTD MONTH YTD MONTH YTD 9 34 5 13 5 14 ACTIVE CREW EVENTS VOBy Julie Schneider
Join us for our annual fundraiser, Swim and SUP the Sound 2019 and Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 2nd! To registerBy Julie Schneider
VISAR’s volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. If you would like to learn more about becoming a crew member or if you have a skill set that would benefit VISAR, please enter your email and we will be in touch.s.
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