Tuesday January 22, 2019 03:14PMon
Milford Haven Coast Guard station is 3.4 nm from Fishing Bay. The 22 Coasties there, and throughout the country, are critical to every sailor and mariner who ventures out on the water.
To support these fine men and women during the government shutdown, FBYC and Mathews Yacht Club have joined together to give them a “family night out” at The Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad Chili Cook-Off. This fund raising event will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Both our clubs are buying tickets to send these station members and their families to the event.
If you’re local, why not attend as well to support multiple great causes? And if you’d like to do more, these ways have been suggested and approved by the Coast Guard authorities:
- For physical donations of food, diapers, or toiletries, you can drop them off at CG Station c/o Chief Petty Officer Association. The station will then distribute the foodstuffs.
- For cash donations, you can give to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Foundation. Their web site is WWW.CGMAHQ.ORG . They have a screen to donate with multiple ways to help.
- An alternative place to donate is The Coast Guard Foundation. WWW.COASTGUARDFOUNDATION.ORG . They too have a giving site.
We hope our two clubs coming together warms your hearts during this cold winter.