February 22, 2024

Fill the Boat

The United States Coast Guard’s local Station St. Inigoes and the Salvation Army are teaming up in their first annual “Fill the Boat” event. On Saturday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 10, Station St. Inigoes will stage two 25′ response boats in the Giant and Chick-fil-A parking lots in California, Maryland.  Donations of non-perishables and new, unwrapped toys for 10-12 year olds will be collected and distributed in the National Capital Area.

Chick-fil-A coupons will be distributed to the first 250 donators both Saturdays for a free kids chicken nugget or eight piece chicken nugget. Toys will be distributed beginning December 16th by the Salvation Army and the non-perishables will be handed out throughout the Holidays.

“We are very grateful to Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes for providing us with this unique opportunity to help the Salvation Army to continue Doing the Most Good in the greater Washington area,” states Ken Forsythe, Communications Manager, Salvation Army National Capital Area Command.

Since its start in London in 1865, The Salvation Army has touched millions of people in their darkest hours. The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command helped more than 62,000 individuals last year from families living across the Greater Washington region by providing help and hope through a diverse range of social services.

Station St. Inigoes Officer in Charge, Senior Chief Philip Robinson, is excited about serving the community in a greater capacity than the Coast Guard mission normally requires. “Although our station eagerly serves the community in maritime safety, search and rescue, we are thrilled to recognize a great need in this area and help provide the resources to meet it. Our desire is to continue to be a large asset to this community on many levels.”

Source: Pax River Public Affairs

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