On behalf of the Fisher family, a check in the amount of $18,602.50 as a result of the 2015 Mel Fisher Days’ events was presented today to Wesley House Family Services.
The funds will be used as general funds to support local programs and services.
Wesley House Family Services provide services to children and families throughout the Florida Keys. Some of these services include Foster and Adoptive Care, Independent Life Skills & Training, Prevention and Intervention Services, Community Based Care, Healthy Families Monroe, and the Inez Martin Child Development Center. The Wesley House mission is to promote and enhance the safety, well-being and development of children by educating, supporting and meeting the needs of families. The goal of Wesley House is to help our community one family at a time.
Jeremy Wilkerson, Director of Development for Wesley House, says, “We appreciate the support that Mel Fisher’s Treasures gives to Wesley House. They’re always so generous to the community. Thank you to each of you for the time and dedication you give for the children and families of Monroe County.”
Wesley House Chief Executive Director Beth Barrett continues, “We are very pleased with the generosity displayed and are excited to receive the donation this year, which is 20% higher than last year.”
Mel Fisher’s Treasures and Wesley House Family Services thank the Key West businesses, volunteers and attendees who supported this event, making it another successful year raising money to assist children families of our island community.
Each year a celebration is held in honor of Mel Fisher’s discovery of the Motherlode of the Atocha. Mel Fisher Days 2015 celebrated the 30th Anniversary with attendees from all over the country and many of Mel’s Golden Crew from 1985.
100% of all net proceeds from these events were donated to Wesley House Family Services, Inc.
Mel Fisher’s legacy lives on through his family, crew and everyone he inspired to never give up. They continue the hunt for the elusive Sterncastle of the Atocha by believing that Today’s the Day! For more information visit www.MelFisher.com