Coast Guard Begins Charity Drive in Southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard began delivering a donated cargo of coats, blankets and new toys to isolated communities in Southeast Alaska on Monday.The Coast Guard Cutter Liberty had to make two trips to carry the larger than usual load, and has completed delivery to the remote villages of Elvin Cove, Pelican and Hoonah. The Liberty will be departing on its second trip enroute to Angoon and Kake, expecting to complete those deliveries by Friday.

“The mayors and authorities of each town wanted to express their sincere appreciation to the Coast Guard and residents of Juneau for their efforts,” said Lt. Jon Kreischer, Captain of the Cutter Liberty. “The donations made were more than double what we have received in previous years.”

As a humanitarian service the Coast Guard has developed close ties with communities throughout Alaska. By supporting this coat, blanket and new toy drive we are helping to meet some of these needs when the spirit of giving is at its highest.

JUNEAU, Alaska - Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty unload donated cargo of coats, blankets and new toys in the town of Pelican, on December 10, 2007. The Liberty made similar trips to Elvin Cove, Hoonah, Angoon and Kake throughout the weak carrying a heavy load of Christmas donations to remote areas of Southeast Alaska. (Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler)

JUNEAU, Alaska – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty unload donated cargo of coats, blankets and new toys in the town of Pelican, on December 10, 2007. The Liberty made similar trips to Elvin Cove, Hoonah, Angoon and Kake throughout the weak carrying a heavy load of Christmas donations to remote areas of Southeast Alaska. (Official Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler)

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  1. Jamiann says:

    Where do I sign up to recieve toys for my boys? 15 month old and 15 year old?
    Is there a phone number I can call?
    any information would be greatly appreciated. I have never had to ask for help for christmas before :o(