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Peoples Bank Now Accepting Donations to F/V Destinations Memorial Fund

March 2, 2017

All funds raised will go directly to families of the F/V Destination crew lost at sea on February 11.

Destination boatJoining members of the maritime community to assist families of the six crew members of the Fishing Vessel Destination that went missing in the Bering Sea on February 11, 2017, Peoples Bank is now collecting donations for the F/V Destination Memorial Fund. Donations can be made at all Peoples Bank locations throughout Western Washington, and Peoples Bank will not take any fees associated with the contributions made to this fund. Fully 100 percent of all donations made at Peoples Bank branches will be donated directly to the crew members’ families.

Peoples Bank is a long-time banking partner for the North Pacific Fleet. Supporting this fund is one way Peoples Bank is recognizing the lives of the lost crew members and assisting grieving family members.

The F/V Destination was registered in Sand Point, Alaska, and sailed out of Seattle. Casey McManus, captain of the F/V Cornelia Marie, one of the commercial crab fishing boats featured on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch, is a Peoples Bank customer and an officer of the Memorial Fund. In a recent Seattle Times article he said of the crew, “They were all such good guys. Everyone sort of walks around in Dutch Harbor and stares at each other in disbelief that it would happen to this boat. We’re concentrating now on how to support our lost brothers, families and their kids.”

In addition to donations made at all Peoples Bank branches, contributions can also be made by check payable to the "F/V Destination Charitable Fund" and mailed to: F/V Destination Memorial Fund, 999 3rd Ave. #2600, Seattle, WA 98104.

We are grateful for your generous support.

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