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Updates from The Coast Guard Foundation

by Rushton Gregory Team 14 May 14:50 UTC
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Emergency Response Fund activated for Coast Guard members and families

The U.S. Coast Guard is America's maritime first responders - its marine ambulance crews, law enforcement officers, and emergency managers - and the homeland heroes we turn to in our time of need. And now, with each new day, Coast Guard members battle the spread of the coronavirus, in their ranks and their communities, as they continue to stand the watch and fulfill their duty to our Nation...

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Stepping up to support the Coast Guard

The Coast Guard Foundation is supporting twenty-five Coast Guard cutters with grants to support crew morale and wellness needs related to deployment in support of national security and safety missions during this period of great uncertainty. While the USCG saves lives and protects our shores, the Coast Guard Foundation steps up to support them - so every service member can focus on their mission worry-free...

Coast Guard Foundation supporting Coast Guard quarantine spaces

The Coast Guard Foundation announced today that in recent weeks the Foundation has rushed to support quarantine spaces at Coast Guard units across the country - completing 118 spaces in all - to assist the service with sustaining maximum personnel flexibility and mission readiness.

Like the rest of the Nation, Coast Guard members are confronting the novel coronavirus in their communities. The health and safety of the Coast Guard workforce remain top priorities of the service. At the same time, the Coast Guard must continue its life-saving and security missions as well as work closely with the maritime industry to ensure the Nation's ports and waterways enable the critical movement of fuel, food, medical supplies, and consumer goods.

If Coast Guard members require quarantine or isolation during this unprecedented public health crisis, the Service is employing its trademark ingenuity by installing quarantine spaces on bases and small units to keep those members comfortably separated to avoid a wider outbreak. The most-junior Coast Guard men and women face a unique challenge as many of those members live on base in barracks and other group settings and simply do not have a home to retreat to.

"The Coast Guard is building an increasing inventory of campers, trailers, and rental units at its small bases across the Nation in which to quarantine or isolate Coast Guard members who would otherwise live in barracks," said Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. "The Foundation is stepping up to equip these spaces with modest amenities to maintain the morale and well-being of these Coast Guard members. We recently outfitted our 100th quarantine unit, and we continue to provide other vital support to Coast Guard members as America's maritime first responders."

The Coast Guard Foundation is also assisting the service to maintain its effectiveness with assistance to Coast Guard ships at sea, small isolated units around the country, and by working with Coast Guard chaplains to ensure the resilience of members during this challenging time.

To help support Coast Guard members and their families in these unprecedented times, visit To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit

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