Several high-tech executives and those who work with high-tech firms are among the leaders of “Project Life Boat”, a fund-raising drive to help provide fishing boats for survivors of the recent tsunami disaster in South Asia.

The group’s goal is to raise $200,000 — enough for building and equipping 50 fishing boats for fishermen and their families who live along the coasts of India.

Neal Hunter of Cree, John McConnell of A4 Health Systems, Larry Robbins of Wyrick Robbins, Scott Custer of RBC Centura, Jim Cain of Kilpatrick Stockton and Steve Bolick of Eye Care Associates make up the life boat committee.

The group is working with the Triangle Community Foundation (TCF) and the Charities Aid Foundation India for the project.

“The Triangle’s corporate community has extensive resources that it can use to help repair the communities destroyed by the Tsunami,” Hunter said in a statement. “It is time for us to assemble our resources and deliver relief to an area that has seen so much destruction.”

Donations for Project Life Boat can be sent to Triangle Community Foundation, P.O. Box 900002 Raleigh, NC 27675-9000, delivered by hand to the TCF offices at 4813 Emperor Blvd, Suite 130 Durham, NC 27703, made on the Internet at or dropped off at any of the 12 Eye Care Associates offices.