U.S. Coast Guard members are working tirelessly to save lives in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and many have had their own homes and possessions destroyed.
Here’s what we know: Many U.S. Coast Guard units in Texas have been impacted, and some completely destroyed.
More than 1,000 Coast Guard families are displaced.
3,000+ Coast Guard members are currently deployed and responding to the disaster.
A Message from Coast Guard Foundation President, Susan P. Ludwig
You’ve seen in the news how Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and the surrounding areas.
As we see the hurricane rescue efforts unfold, we bear witness to the skill and expertise of those who serve.
(The enormous scale of the flooding crisis in Houston is clear by the size of the rescue operations. The Coast Guard has deployed more than 500 service members to Texas, and more teams are on the way. Courtesy of CBS This Morning and YouTube.)
These brave Coast Guard service members are working around the clock in high winds, torrential rains, and flooding conditions to help those in Texas and surrounding areas to higher ground.
While they are working tirelessly to rescue thousands, for many, their own homes and possessions have been destroyed by the storm.
(The Coast Guard responds to search and rescue requests in response to Hurricane Harvey in the greater Houston Metro. Courtesy of The United States Coast Guard and YouTube)
Your generosity will allow the Coast Guard Foundation to provide immediate emergency support, and long-term relief to these heroic men and women and their families, as the rescue efforts turn to restoration and rebuilding.
To donate to the Disaster Relief and Response Fund and help the Coast Guard Foundation meet the critical needs facing the men and women of the Coast Guard, please visit coastguardfoundation.org/Harvey.
Let us come together to support these brave men and women and their families.
Your gift will also help meet other critical needs facing the men and women of the Coast Guard at this time.