August 30, 2017
Dear Navy League Members,
As we watch the horror wrought by Hurricane Harvey unfold, our thoughts and prayers are with all those in harm’s way.
When asked what we could do to help our Coast Guard personnel in Harvey’s path, Capt. Marshall Branch, commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savanna, Ga., said in an email to us earlier today, “As of this moment, I’m still not
A Coast Guard aircrew assists an infant during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro Area Aug. 29, 2017. The Coast Guard has pulled assets and resources from across the country to create a sustainable response force. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chase Redditt)
sure exactly what our needs
are, but I imagine they will be more evident in the next 2-3 days. There are few that escaped loss in that area. I promise that I will continue to work with the local commands and forward all requests up to you. Thank you again for your amazing support, the Navy League is a blessing to our sea services!” Since Harvey hit, the Coast Guard has rescued more than 4,361 people and 113 pets.
We also have almost 1,000 Navy League members in four councils affected by this storm and we’ve reached out to the council and region presidents to see how we, as an organization, can assist as they and their families begin to recover from this epic storm.
We will continue our dialog with Capt. Branch and others in the region, and keep you apprised as their needs become clearer. In the meantime, the Houston Chronicle has compiled a list of local organizations currently providing relief to victims of the storm, should you want to donate and/or volunteer.
Thank you for all that you do!
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