CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION DISASTER RELIEF: CARIBBEAN FUNDRAISING FRIDAY OCTOBER 13th / by Christopher Labzda

Changing Tides Foundation is set to host a Disaster Relief: Caribbean Fundraising and Press Tour in the New York Area on October 12 – 15th. The first fundraising event kicks off on October 13, at Tradesman Bar in Brooklyn from 9pm to midnight, where a selection of craft beer from Greenport HarborMontauk Brewing Company and Founders Brewing Co as well as other select libations and food by Speedy Romeo will directly benefit the disaster relief. This fundraiser will host an auction with an impressive combination of artwork and photography, donated by incredible artists such as Erin WelshJohnny PanessaScott SzegezkiMr. DViceEl Gran TocayoEmma Carascon, Michael AmorilloMelissa Hearns, CTF’s own Jianca Lazarus and many more, including an Alaia surfboard by Ben McBrein from FarmHaus. In addition, the Patagonia Bowery store will be putting up some raffle items at the event. The evening will then close out with a showing of Surfer’s Blood, a film by Patrick Trefz and Changing Tides Foundation’s own WOMP Bocas and Clean Mexi-Agua films documenting their work in Panama and Mexico respectively.  

CTF DISASTER RELIEF: CARIBBEAN is aimed at providing aid and support for island communities in the Caribbean after the 2017 hurricane season ripped through, affecting millions of lives. All proceeds from the Caribbean Fundraising and Press Tour will directly benefit the CTF DISASTER RELIEF: CARIBBEAN project. Funds raised will provide materials necessary to address the immediate and specific needs of each individual island community, focusing on necessities: food, water; power, sanitary, hygienic, materials, and labor needed to rebuild these communities that were devastated by these unprecedented natural disasters. This project will focus on the smaller islands and communities where attention and relief efforts have been scarce, starting with Barbuda, Antigua and Dominica. Thereafter, CTF will extend their efforts to as many communities as they can reach throughout the entire Caribbean.  This project strategy will adapt as the needs that exist today which may be very different than those that will exist in 2 weeks or 2 months from now, therefore relief will vary based on necessity. 

For Press Tour inquiries, please contact: info@changingtidesfoundation.org.

ABOUT CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION

Changing Tides Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that was born from the simple idea that the world would be a better place if we were all given the opportunity to give back. Established in 2016, by a group of female surfers and adventurers, we feel it is time to give something back to help others. We do this by teaming up with local organizations in global communities to address social, environmental, health and safety concerns depending on the needs of the specific location, because TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between the traveler and our global partners and projects, paving a way for travelers to SERVE NATURALLY by facilitating their ability to have a life-changing experience while on their own journeys. By collaborating with eco-minded brands, we encourage travelers to ADVENTURE CONSCIOUSLY, leaving behind the smallest footprint possible while on their travels in order to preserve the beauty of the places visited.