Here's How Our Community Can Continue to Help

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OUR COAST GUARD FAMILY RELIEF FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS

The Coast Guard relief concert and social gathering as a result of the government shutdown was a huge success. We want to thank each and every one of you for your time, energy, and contributions to support the men and women stationed at the US Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City.

We are now in a position to offer a fair amount of aid to our Coast Guard neighbors and friends, but unfortunately we will need to keep fundraising to meet ongoing needs until the government re-opens and paychecks are received.

We are also launching some new ideas that we feel will be meaningful to all.

M'Lynn Hartwell
Director of Possibilities at Freshwater Events


A DROP OFF SITE TO FULFILL COAST GUARD FAMILY NEEDS FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHUTDOWN

The first idea is we will receive Coast Guard Needs/Wants. The VFW Hall and the American Legion Hall are both offering to create a space for our community to drop off essential items that are needed by Coast Guard families. Our community as well as volunteer shoppers at the VFW and American Legion will help gather things families need, when they need it, be that food, diapers, and other items will help you to weather the storm. Click here to place your request.

Coast Guard families, please click here to place your requesthttp://shutdownhelp.us/node/13


THE "TREATS ON ME" | An evening with a Coast Guard Family

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the Coast Guard? Well here's your chance to meet some wonderful folks and hear some pretty interesting stories about life at a rescue air station. We are encouraging Traverse City families to invite Coast Guard families over for dinner, or a night on the town. We call this, "The Treats on Me".

If you would like to Treat a Coast Guard family to dinner. Or perhaps you are a restaurant or shop and you would like to offer gift certificates , dinners, or discounts to Coast Guard families: Please click here: http://shutdownhelp.us/node/12


COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR COAST GUARD FAMILIES

If you are a restaurant, business, shop, or service and would like to extend an offer to all Coast Guard families, please visit this page to sign up: http://shutdownhelp.us/node/15


ONGOING DONATIONS WILL BE NECESSARY UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT REOPENS | Thank you for your ongoing generosity