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News // Nov 14, 2022

Emergency Disaster Relief Support for Coast Guard Members Impacted by Hurricanes

  • Jennifer Crowley Fyke

11/14/22 UPDATE: Coast Guard members impacted by the following named storms are eligible to apply for a 2022 Coast Guard Foundation disaster relief grant:

Hurricane Nicole
Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Fiona



9/27/22 UPDATE: Coast Guard members impacted by the following named storms are eligible to apply for a 2022 Coast Guard Foundation disaster relief grant:

Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Fiona


Coast Guard members from the Seventh District in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona earlier this week.

Crews from Coast Guard Sector San Juan and Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen conducted storm damage assessments throughout the region, and prepared to support urgent search and rescue needs.

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A Coast Guard MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Air Station Borinquen checks for signs of a survivor in a flooded vehicle in the southern coast of Puerto Rico during the initial Coast Guard coastal and port assessment flight following Hurricane Fiona Sept. 19, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Robert Pirone)

The Coast Guard Foundation’s emergency disaster relief program will assist Coast Guard members and families who have been impacted by Hurricane Fiona and any other natural disasters this year.

Coast Guard members can apply for a grant up to $3,000 to cover personal loss and basic needs, including:

  • replacement and repair of household goods
  • food and basic necessities
  • insurance deductibles
  • temporary housing
  • emergency travel
Coast Guard Members: Apply for emergency disaster relief support

How to Apply:

Complete an application online, providing essential information that details your disaster related expenses. Your application will be reviewed within five days of receipt. You may be contacted by a member of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA). The Coast Guard Foundation partners with the CPOA to notify impacted Coast Guard families of the program and process relief requests.

Questions:
Ms. Sage Williams, Coast Guard Foundation Program Manager: swilliams@coastguardfoundation.org, 860-535-0786
Mr. Randy Reid, CPOA Executive Director: executivedirector@uscgcpoa.org, 703-941-0395


About the Coast Guard Foundation’s emergency disaster relief program: Through our partnership with the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA), we distribute financial relief to Coast Guard families impacted by natural disasters. Once the storms subside, we collaborate with local Coast Guard leadership to provide morale support for the units that responded. This support provides opportunity for repairing and restoring the physical spaces where Coast Guard members live and work, and builds community and health/wellness for those impacted.

About the CPOA: The Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association is unique among service organizations in that it was created by the Chiefs, of the Chiefs, and for the Chiefs of the United States Coast Guard. The CPOA serves the Coast Guard through a united network of over 10,000 members and works to advance the interests of its membership through community service, scholarships and fundraising, and by partnering with military and veteran organizations.

Emergency support will allow us to rush disaster relief assistance to families as it's needed.

How you can help: We have activated our emergency support to rush disaster relief assistance to families as soon as it's needed. Please make your emergency gift now so we may help Coast Guard families impacted by this disaster and stand ready to assist in future emergencies.

Cover photo credit: An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen conduct an overflight of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. The Coast Guard is using flights like this to assess safe port conditions and pollution concerns left in the wake of the storm. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

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