The Turning Point/ Gulf Coast Chapter
Jonathon Davis, owner of The Yacht Sales Company, has been involved with the local community in The Gulf Coast of Texas/Kemah area since starting 1992. He feels strongly about supporting the initiatives that are close to his heart and knows that they make a difference in the lives that are involved in the different organizations that The Yacht Sales Company supports. He feels blessed to be a blessing and is humbled by the opportunity to support those in need.
The primary philanthropic initiative for The Yacht Sales Company is The Turning Point/Gulf Coast Chapter headed by David Gaston. The mission of The Turning point is to develop self-esteem and confidence in the physically challenged population through participation in adapted outdoor activities.
David Gaston is an avid sailor and through the donation of the vessel Starship SSB, by The Yacht Sales Company, adaptive sailing is in full swing. Through the Turning Point it is a collaboration benefitting Wounded Warriors and Sea Scout Base Galveston. Davis knew that donating the Starship SSB was the perfect fit for The Yacht Sales Company and the Turning Point/Gulf Coast Chapter.
Starfish Kenya was founded by Jonathon’s closest friends and he has been involved since day one. Their mission is dedicated to making the words, “Jesus loves me, this I know” a reality by providing care for children in Kenya who have been devastated by poverty and the effects of AIDS. The primary focus is helping children who are in the most desperate of circumstances. Once under the care of the partnering ministries, Starfish Kenya helps provide them with food, clothing and shelter, clean water, medical aid, education, and love.
The founders of Starfish Kenya are Pam Newberry and her late husband Roy Newberry who was a dear friend of Jonathon Davis. Pam and Roy have loved sailing throughout their lives and the story of “The Starfish” was the perfect name for their initiative because it “made a difference for that one”.
Other organizations that The Yacht Sales Company Supports through donations are the following:
Boys and Girls Harbor
Houston Pet Set
The Leukemia Cup Regatta
Harvest Moon Regatta