- Written by Jaime Elliott
The “Save Coral Bay” flip flop leaves a statement in the sand.
CORAL BAY — Within a week of being launched, the Fund to Save Coral Bay — an effort to raise $50,000 to finance a legal battle against the controversial recently approved Summers End Marina — reached more than $45,000 with contributions from almost 300 people by Sunday afternoon, October 19, including an anonymous $10,000 donation on Saturday, October 18.
“The amazing outpouring of support to Save Coral Bay validates what we all know — this is a resource to be cherished, to be nurtured, and to be protected from harm,” community activist Coral Bay resident David Silverman wrote last week on the campaign’s website, www.GoFundMe.com/coralbay. “Our heartfelt thanks goes to every single one of our contributors - you are ALL the family of Coral Bay!”
The website drew donations ranging from $5 to $10,000 and illustrated the fact that many people agree with the protestors of the proposed Summers End Marina, explained Silverman.
“It’s been pretty phenomenal,” he said. “The campaign has way exceeded our expectations. It’s doing really, really well.”
“In just five days we had over 200 contributors which doesn’t count funds which have been sent directly to the Coral Bay Community Council,” Silverman said. “This has really united people.”