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News // Jul 8, 2021

News Alert | Emergency Disaster Relief Assistance Available

  • Jennifer Crowley Fyke

As the first major storm of the season makes its way across the eastern United States, the Coast Guard Foundation is activating its emergency disaster relief program so we can assist Coast Guard members and families who have been impacted by the storm and any other natural disasters this year.

Coast Guard members impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa are eligible to apply for a 2021 Coast Guard Foundation disaster relief grant.

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

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 disaster relief program and process relief requests.

Emergency Disaster Relief Assistance Available

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.


How you can help: We have activated our emergency disaster relief program to rush 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.



Photo Credit: A family member waves goodbye to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, (WMEC-910) as they got underway for inclement weather ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa in Key West, Florida July 4, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Jetta Disco.

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