Coast Guard Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Program

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The Coast Guard Foundation has activated its disaster relief grant program to assist Coast Guard members impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Laura.

The foundation has fielded reports from Louisiana and Texas that Coast Guard members in affected areas that have experienced property loss to homes and vehicles as a result of the storm — particularly in the Port Arthur, Texas, and Lake Charles, La., areas.

Coast Guard members that responded to the storm will get additional relief and support.

“The destruction to this region that this powerful storm has left behind is unimaginable,” said Coast Guard Foundation president Susan Ludwig in a statement. “In these challenging times the brave men and women of the Coast Guard units that responded to the storm will receive additional relief and response support to help boost morale and strengthen readiness. We are here to support their families and community so that they can focus on their vital mission.”

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The Coast Guard Foundation has mobilized its robust base of supporters to help Coast Guard members and families impacted by natural disasters since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast.

In more recent years, the foundation has distributed $2 million to support Coast Guard members impacted in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, following the 2017 hurricane season, and those affected by the wildfires in California.

Learn more about the Coast Guard’s Hurricane Laura efforts here, and see how to support the foundation here


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