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News // Sep 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Coast Guard families need us

  • Susan P. Ludwig
Yes, I stand with Coast Guard Hurricane Florence responders! Accept my gift to the Disaster Relief and Response Fund today

Friends, since Hurricane Florence made landfall September 14 we have been watching in awe at the Coast Guard’s response... so far these heroes have rescued more than 1,100 people and 400 pets.

Throughout it all, I have been in contact with Coast Guard leadership and today, one week after the hurricane's landfall, I received the awful news that now the rescue efforts are winding down these heroes are returning to their devastated homes – many have lost everything.

We are activating our Disaster Relief and Response Fund to provide assistance to these families. I urge you to donate right away so we may help the Coast Guard families impacted by this disaster.

Semper Paratus,
Susan P. Ludwig

In need of assistance? The Coast Guard Foundation has partnered with the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association (CPOA) to distribute financial relief to Coast Guard families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

If you are need of financial assistance please download this form, send to a Command Master Chief who will inform the CPOA point of contact for review. The CPOA point of contact for this relief effort is Randy Reid, USCG (Ret.) who can be contacted via e-mail: and (703) 941-0395.

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