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Dominic Marinucci of Ridgely, Md., has joined the staff of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., as a Seasonal Boat Cleaner with the Charity Boat Donation Program. CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program accepts and sells all manner of craft year-round to support the nonprofit’s education, curatorial, and boatbuilding programs.
Marinucci receives vocational services from Benedictine Adult Services Program. For more than 55 years, the mission of Benedictine has been to help people with developmental disabilities achieve their greatest potential. The Benedictine Open Community/Adult Services Program supports persons ages 21 and over with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Participants explore vocational interests, engage in job development, and build skills in industries of choice within a supportive environment designed to assist in finding competitive, integrated employment in the community.
“CBMM’s partnership with Benedictine reflects our mission to better support like-minded Eastern Shore organizations focused on improving the well-being of our citizens,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway.
Throughout the year, CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program Manager Todd Taylor and Program Associate Joshua Mills travel up and down the East Coast working with boat owners, yacht brokers, marinas, boatyards, and other donors and potential buyers, to support CBMM through boat donations and sales. CBMM is hosting its 20th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, September 2, 2017 with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM.
“One hundred percent of the revenue generated by each donated boat sale goes directly toward helping CBMM’s educational programs and restoring and preserving its historic structures and boats,” said Taylor. “We sell donated boats all year long, with each sale helping CBMM do great things for the people we serve.”
To learn more about our Charity Boat Donation Program, CBMM’s current list of donated boats for sale is at bit.ly/buyaboat.