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Coast Guard Foundation Raises $1.2 Million

Coast Guard Foundation

By MarEx 2016-10-10 09:01:11

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that at the 36th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard, which was held in New York City last night, October 6th, raised $1.2 million to support important Coast Guard Foundation programs such as the scholarship program, fallen heroes program and relief to Coast Guard members impacted by natural disasters.

At the event, the Foundation presented the National Award for Heroism to the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and recognized Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation. For more information on the heroics of the crew of the Bertholf, please view the following video: https://youtu.be/QJiAofwlE7o.

“Our event in New York is always a well-attended and enjoyable evening,” said Anne Brengle, president, Coast Guard Foundation. “This year, not only did we raise funds for important Coast Guard Foundation programs, but we were able to honor the crew of the Bertholf. These brave individuals do so much to protect our country and it was humbling to have so many of the crew on hand to thank in person.”

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