Coast Guard brings Christmas cheer to Kodiak Island villages

KODIAK, Alaska – Santa and his elves are bringing Christmas cheer to the residents of the seven native villages on Kodiak Island aboard Coast Guard helicopters and the Kodiak-based Cutter SPAR this week.

Bringing Santa to the Villages

Kodiak, AK – For the past 32 years the Coast Guard has been bringing Santa to the remote, and very poor, villages of Kodiak Island. The Santa to the Villages program is sponsored by the Coast Guard Spouses Association of Kodiak and relies on members of Kodiak based units to assist in the distribution of the gifts.

Coast Guard Flies Santa to Remote Villages

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guard personnel in Kodiak have 16 volunteers who will dress up as Santa and elves to help present wrapped gifts, hand-made clothing and fruit to students and children at native villages across Kodiak Island Monday through Friday.