Float that Boat!

Free and Clear Campaign-

Well you did it! In fact you knocked it out of the park! Over $50,000 was raised in just over 50 days. These essential funds were grant matched and are worth $100,000 to our project budget. While we are only a short time away from a purchase order on a state of the art fire rescue vessel, there will still be a financial burden on our team. Check out the project budget below to see how funds have been raised for this estimated $250,000 project.  

State of Maryland Grant                                                               $50,000

Marine Emergency Team Capital Projects Savings                   $50,000

Maryland Waterway Improvement Matching Fund                  $50,000

$50k in 50 Days Capital Campaign (community gifts)              $50,595

Sale of previous vessel                                                                  +$3,500

                                                                                Total Raised $204,095

                                                                Total Projected Cost -$254,170

                                                            Budget Deficiency of $50,075

Since the retirement and sale of the previous vessel happened earlier than planned, we are moving forward with a purchase order on a new vessel despite the budget deficiency of $50,000. This will pose a tremendous impact on our annual operational budget utilized for training, fuel, equipment additions and repairs. Now is your chance to help us "Float This Boat" free and clear of financed payment obligations".  We are seeking full or partial pledges easily submitted using the gift form  below. 

Previous Campaigns-


$50,000- Grant Match Capital Campaign

We Did It!!!

You Pledged $50,595 in 55 Days!

Gift Amount        Gifts Needed               Gifts Pledged            Matching Funds          Total raised                            

$10,000.00                      1                                     2  (Goal Met!)           $22,000                         $44,000

Sullivans Garage, Essex Md

Ladies Auxiliary, BQVFD ($12,000)                       

$5,000.00                        2                                     1  (1 Gift Away!)       $6,000                           $12,000

Bowleys Marina, Bowleys Quarters MD ($6,000 term) 

$2,500.00                        3                                     1   (2 Gifts Away!)     $2,500                            $5,000

Private Gift, Bowleys Quarters MD 

$1,500.00                        4                                     4    (Goal Met!)          $6,500                          $13,000

Walmart, Carroll Island

Eastern Marine Services, Baltimore MD

Oliver Beach Community Association ($2000)

Bri-Bet Security Solutions, Middle River MD

$1,000.00                        5                                     4   (1 Gift Away!)      $4,290                            $8,580

Charlie & Rays Automotive, Essex MD

Bay Country Professional Concrete, Middle River MD

Sunset Cove, Middle River MD

Facebook Giving Tuesday Match ($1,290)

$750.00                           6                                     1                                   $750                             $1,500

Ravens Roost #139, Bowleys Quarters

$500.00                           7                                     10 (Goal Met!)            $5,050                        $10,100 

Hammond Bowerman & Associates, Bowleys Quarters MD

Walmart, Corporate

Private Donation, Baltimore MD

John Heagy Remodeling, Restoration & Construction, Hunt Valley MD

Private Donation, Abingdon MD ($550)

Key Title Inc., Bel Air MD

SS Canvas, Bowleys Quarters MD

Immaculate Detailing, Baltimore MD

Coastal Bay Farms, Bowleys Quarters MD

Private Donation, Bowleys Quarters MD 

$250.00                           8                                     6  (2 Gifts away!)       $1,550                           $3,100

Bird River Beach Community Association ($300)

Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association

Private Donation, Perry Hall MD

Private Donation, Middle River MD

Private Donation, Middle River MD

Private Donation, Cockeysville MD

Under $250               Multiple                              38                               $1,955                           $3,910

Total from Pledges: $50,595      Total from Grant Match: $50,595      Total Funds Raised: $101,190



Marine Emergency Team 21 is an operational division of the Community Volunteer Fire Department of Bowleys Quarters & Vicinity, Inc.

A Maryland 501c3 Nonprofit

900 Bowleys Quarters Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220


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