Coast Guardsmen volunteer at the Chapman Partnership homeless assistance center

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MIAMI — Coast Guardsmen volunteered at the Chapman Partnership homeless assistance center in Miami Jan. 17, 2014.

In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and his dedication to bettering the community, Coast Guardsmen from the Coast Guard Seventh District volunteered at the Chapman Partnership homeless assistance center to help prepare and serve lunch to Miami’s homeless community.

Lt. Cmdr. Chad Brick with the Coast Guard Seventh District prepares fish at the Chapman Partnership homeless assistance center in Miami, Jan. 17, 2014. The homeless assistance center provides support programs that include emergency housing, meals, health and psychiatric care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

Lt. Cmdr. Chad Brick prepares fish at the Chapman Partnership homeless assistance center in Miami, Jan. 17, 2014. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)

“This is the perfect way to kick off your Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend,” said Lt. Cmdr. Shaun Edwards, with the Coast Guard Seventh District.

The Seventh Coast Guard District, headquartered in Miami, is a 1.8 million square mile area of responsibility that encompasses the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean basin. The district comprises of six sectors and three major air stations. The district is also home to the two busies ports in the nation, with more than four million visitors per year.

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