Captain Ron Hamlin's Gutamalan Clothing Drive

Captain Ron Hamlin of the Guatemalan charter boat Capt. Hook (Hook Charters) has announced plans to coordinate a used clothing drive for the underprivileged children around the Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, area. Included in this group are children of commercial fishermen who face mounting restriction on their local long line fishing.

Captain Ron Hamlin of the Guatemalan charter boat Capt. Hook (Hook Charters) has announced plans to coordinate a used clothing drive for the underprivileged children around the Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, area. Included in this group are children of commercial fishermen who face mounting restriction on their local long line fishing.

Joining Ron in his effort are The Presidential Challenge of Central America tournament, South Fishing Travel in Miami, Florida, Club Nautico de Guatemala and William Green of Sunlight Foods, Inc. Ron and the club members of Club Nautico feel there is a need to express goodwill to the commercial fishermen who will be affected by the Guatemalan law forbidding the killing of sailfish off the coast of the country. They both feel that our offer to assist the children of the involved fishermen will help to ease the tension forming between the commercial and sport fishing fleets.

This olive branch will help pave the way to a future meeting where the sport fishing captains will assist the commercial fishermen in finding an alternative method for making a living instead of killing sailfish. There are approximately fifteen schools in the involved area with varying amounts of students.

We will accept clothing in good condition from baby & pre-school sizes up to adult sizes. The collection point will be in Florida with the address listed below. William Green of Sunlight Foods has agreed to ship the clothes free of charge every 45 days in his company containers.

Please ship clothing to:
Joan Vernon
210 Harbor Drive
Key Biscayne, Florida
33149

For further information please contact:
Joan Vernon - (305) 361-9258 - pezvelajv@aol.com
Capt. Ron Hamlin - captron@terra.com.gt