SOUTH AFRICA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The voyaging canoe Hokulea received a generous donation this week as she continues on her journey around the world.
For the third year in a row, the McInerny Foundation presented Hokulea's crewmembers with a $100,000 gift that will help sustain the canoe's Malama Honua worldwide voyage by contributing to crew safety, educational outreach, logistical support and more.
"We are so grateful for the support of McInerny Foundation," said Clyde Namuo, CEO of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, in a statement. "As we kick off our first-ever membership drive, we hope that the foundation's extraordinary generosity inspires others in our community to make a commitment to Hokulea in support of the worldwide voyage."
The Hokulea -- which is docked in Cape Town, South Africa – has traversed more than 26,000 nautical miles so far. The next leg will take the crew across the Atlantic to South America.
Malama Honua -- "to care for our Earth" -- seeks to engage the world in living sustainably while sharing Polynesian culture. It will cover 47,000 nautical miles.