I just raised $50K from the sale of some property I have so things are looking much better already. We will get the new gen set single side band and new sails and running rigging and a bottom job to start off.
The best way to help is to send money to organizations already geared up to help. I think that $1000 to oxfam will go alot farther than that amount to help you get your boat seaworthy. Take some of that 50K and send it to Oxfam.