Coast Guard Foundation receives contribution in name of sailor

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced it has received a gift from the Trevor Moore Search and Rescue Fund. The donation will be made to the Fallen Heroes Fund in Trevor’s name.

A U.S. Olympic sailor and competitor at the 2012 London Games, Moore was last seen on June 25 on a small motorboat in Biscayne Bay off of Miami. Coast Guard search and rescue teams covered over 510 square nautical miles before announcing on June 27 the suspension of their efforts.

The Trevor Moore Search and Rescue Fund was launched by a group of US Olympic Sailing Team athletes and staff through a GoFundMe.com crowdfunding campaign and was created to provide financial support for the group of civilian volunteers who gave their time, skills, boats and resources in order to find one of America’s best sailors.

The first donation to the fund came from the US Sailing Team Sperry, the national sailing team, and was quickly followed by contributions from over 500 individuals, families and groups. In consultation with Trevor’s family and friends, and after the suspension of the search effort, the fund’s organizers donated the funds not used in the search effort to the Coast Guard Foundation.

“The Moore family is glad that excess resources from the Trevor Moore Search and Rescue Fund will be used to help the families of those who have sacrificed everything to rescue sailors in danger,” said John Moore, Trevor’s father. “The U.S. Coast Guard went above and beyond in attempting to help Trevor, and we are grateful for everything they did during the search.”

To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.