March 20, 2020
To our Coast Guard Foundation Community,
I hope this note finds you and your families well. To say these last couple of weeks have presented some new challenges is certainly an understatement.
Coast Guard members continue to stand the watch all across the nation. As America’s maritime first responders, they are ready to save lives. They are working to protect our homeland, and carry out their critical mission assignments, all while working to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus through our ports to keep maritime commerce flowing.
I’m writing to you today to let you know that the entire Coast Guard Foundation team is adjusting to the current situation and implementing a flexible, nimble approach to serving the men and women of the United States Coast Guard in this trying time.
When we need the Coast Guard, they are there for us, and we intend to stay the course and be there for them now.
Our work continues. Specifically, we stand ready to respond to any Coast Guard-identified needs that arise because of COVID-19. We are in communication with senior Coast Guard leadership and we are preparing to help in any way needed.
It’s because of your support and commitment to Coast Guard members and families that any of this is possible. For fifty years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been a vital partner to the Coast Guard, and we will support Coast Guard members through this new challenge. Together, we strengthen the Coast Guard community and service by being there for members and their families, where and when they need it the most.
In the coming days and weeks we will continue to update you on our support of Coast Guard members and how you can help. Together, we can help the Coast Guard remain ready, relevant, and responsive - and I’ll add resilient- today and well into the future.