As of November 7th, 2018, MBARA added a new mission to help the local area recover from disasters.
The City of Mexico Beach and surrounding areas have been devastated by Hurricane Michael. We need to rebuild to continue with our artificial reef programs. Corporations and Individuals have approached the City of Mexico Beach to make contributions, however, there is no venue for accepting donations.
The City reached out to MBARA, and we have changed our bylaws to support the recovery. 100% of donations received specifically for the City of Mexico Beach will go to them in the form of grants.
MBARA is an all-volunteer not-for-profit organization raising funds to build and monitor performance of artificial reefs. We need your donations to do much more. We spend 96 cents of every dollar raised for reef construction and would appreciate your donations to do more. We are also an IRS 501(c)(3) making your donations eligible for tax deductions. Our IRS Employer Identification Number is 59-3447258. Click here to view our IRS determination letter.
MBARA is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Registration # CH13916. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
PayPal users can donate by using the "Donate" button below. Don't have a PayPal account? No problem! You can safely pay by credit card at PayPal using their credit card processing feature by selecting "Donate" button below. Want to write a check? Make your check payable to MBARA and mail it to:
P.O. Box 13006
Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Please designate what project you would like your contribution to go to.
When donating online, be sure to click on "Add special instructions to the seller" on the Paypal page and include the project you are donating towards. Suggestions are:
- Build more reefs
- Memorial Reef for (include name)
- Mexico Beach Canal and Pavilion
- Mexico Beach Fish Cleaning Station
- Mexico Beach Pier
- Mexico Beach Dune Walkovers
- Mexico Beach Parks and Recreation
- Mexico Beach Fire Department
- Mexico Beach Roads and Landscaping
- Mexico Beach Arts & Culture Programs
- City of Mexico Beach, unspecified
- Never Forgotten Coast (small business recovery)