Cutter Legare crew helps paint school in Dominican Republic

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Legare helped paint a school in Puerto Cabarete, Dominican Republic, March 21.

Upon arrival at the school, the volunteers met directors from the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project, a non-profit U.S. organization committed to improving education facilities and opportunities throughout the Dominican Republic.

The Legare crewmembers and children who attend the school spent the day painting walls, doors, signs and railings.

Due to the school’s shortage of teachers, Seaman Steve Montalvo, a fluent Spanish speaker, returned to the school March 23 and assisted teaching three math classes.

The Legare and its crew have been in the Caribbean for 30 days conducting counter-narcotic and alien migrant interdiction operations.

The Legare is a 270-foot medium-endurance cutter homeported in Portsmouth.

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