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Children raise funds for Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it has accepted a donation from the kids of Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Calif.

The money was raised at a weeklong celebration for the Coast Guard’s 221st birthday at the training center. Children of Coast Guard members stationed at the facility set up a stand and sold 50-cent cups of lemonade to event attendees. In total, $50 was raised. Selflessly offering their time at the event, the children chose to help the Coast Guard Foundation because of the way it has touched their lives, as well as the lives of all Coast Guard members and their families.

“Every day the foundation works hard to bolster support and raise money for the men and women of the United States Coast Guard and their families,” said Anne Brengle, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. “We are touched by the efforts of these children to help us in our mission. Every donation we receive, large or small, makes an impact, and we are truly grateful for their actions and support.”

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