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Auxiliary Teams Up With Coast Guard Mutual Assistance To Aid Coast Guard Victims Of Katrina

Auxiliary Teams Up With Coast Guard Mutual Assistance To Aid Coast Guard Victims Of Katrina

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has partnered with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a non-profit organization providing financial assistance to the Coast Guard community, in an effort to maximize the efforts of Operation Life Ring.

(PRWEB) September 17, 2005

Contact: Aux. Wayne Spivak

Chief - External Communications

Public Affairs Department

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Http://www. auxpa. org (http://www. auxpa. org)
516-353-9155

Media@auxpa. org

Auxiliary teams up with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance to aid Coast Guard Victims of Katrina

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has partnered with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a non-profit organization providing financial assistance to the Coast Guard community, in an effort to maximize the efforts of Operation Life Ring.

Operation Life Ring (www. operationlifering. org) was set up by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to benefit both Auxiliarists, as well as Active Duty, Reserve, and Civilian members and their families who have become victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"The Association is teaming with Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) to leverage the donated funds we have available with their funds and those provided by the Coast Guard Foundation." said Gene Seibert, the National Commodore of the Auxiliary, as well as the President of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association (CGAuxA), whose overarching mission is to provide for the fiscal health of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary by generating the income required to sustain all its present and future program needs.

"This partnership will significantly increase the funds available to all our affected Coast Guard family members. We will work with CGMA to identify Auxiliarists and guide them and other Coast Guard family members to CGMA representatives in the Gulf Coast region."

Tasked with the responsibility to match dollars to need, Como Seibert called upon Past Commodore Joseph Taylor, who will interact with the Coast Guard Auxiliary 8th District, Coastal Region's Commodore, Jim Vass, as well as the CGMA.

More information about Operation Life Ring, providing donations to the men and women of the Coast Guard Family and how to obtain funds if you are a member of the Coast Guard Family and are victims of the Hurricane can be found on both the CGAuxA web site www. cgauxa. org or at www. operationlifering. org

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is composed of uniformed, non-military volunteer's who assist the Coast Guard in all of its varied missions, except for military and direct law enforcement. These men and women can be found on the nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms and on the dock, performing Maritime Domain Awareness patrols, safety patrols, vessel safety checks and public education.

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve and re-designated as the Auxiliary in 1941. Its 31,000 members donate millions of hours annually in support of Coast Guard missions.

The release is available at: http://www. auxpa. org/releases/community/091505.html (http://www. auxpa. org/releases/community/091505.html)

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