Coast Guard Foundation provides $600,000 in shutdown aid

The following is text of a news release from the Coast Guard Foundation:

(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it has distributed over $600,000 to families impacted by the partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 25. Coast Guard families across the country – from Alaska to Florida, Hawaii and Massachusetts – have received due to an outpouring of generosity from individual and corporate supporters.
The total collected included a single $100,000 donation from Walmart which helped in the Coast Guard Foundation’s outreach to Coast Guard members across the country.
“We are honored and humbled by the kindness and generosity from so many who were motivated to help the Coast Guard Foundation aid these service members who were impacted by the government shutdown,” said Susan Ludwig, president at Coast Guard Foundation. “Communities all across the country have come forward to stand shoulder to shoulder with us and show Coast Guard service members and their families that we are here for them.”
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By Professional Mariner Staff