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Delaware American Legion Assisting Coast Guard

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LEWES, Del.- Delaware's American Legion is helping Coast Guard members who are working without pay due to the partial government shutdown. 

The organization is offering financial aid through two assistance programs, including a one-time grant of $1,500.

American Legion Department Adjutant Richard Santos says he's met with the eight Coast Guard members stationed in Lewes. He says money going to them and their families can be used for food, rent or any basic needs.

"Right now we are waiting for those checks to be issued to those eight, and we'll go from there; if any other personnel move forward we shall assist," Santos said. 

If you would like to contribute, you can make a check payable to the Veteran's Assistance Program and mail it to the Delaware American Legion P.O. box 781.

 

 

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