Disaster Relief Update: Hurricane Florence and Michael
We are proud to announce that the Coast Guard families impacted by Hurricane Michael and Florence has received $275,000 through our Disaster Relief and Response Fund. In partnership with the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), more than 100 families have been helped to date with this support covering home repairs, temporary living expenses, household goods and appliances, and insurance deductibles.
Coast Guard members impacted are from the areas impacted the most by the storms – those stationed at the Coast Guard’s Special Missions Training Center at Camp Lejune in North Carolina and those stationed in Panama City, Florida.
The men and women of the Coast Guard are unique in government agencies in that they are not only called upon to help those in need in times of devastation, but their families may also be among those effected by natural disasters.
We can think of no better way to help these dedicated professionals focus on the task at hand, than by assisting their families at home. We are grateful to those donors who have made this support possible.
Susan Ludwig, president, Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation has mobilized its supporter base to assist Coast Guard members and families impacted by natural disasters since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast. Most recently, the Foundation raised $1 million to support Coast Guard members impacted in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico following the 2017 hurricane season, and those affected by the wildfires and mudslides in California.