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Coast Guard Families in Shutdown Got $60,000 in San Diego Red Cross Aid

The American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties Wednesday announced it provided more than $60,000 in emergency financial help last month to Coast Guard members and families affected by the government shutdown.

The organization made the announcement in its monthly report for January, which detailing the nonprofit organization’s disaster services and assistance to local military members and veteran families.

A total of $61,650 of the Red Cross’ $71,823.47 in funding assistance went to Coast Guard members who did not get paid during the government shutdown, with the rest spread among members of other military factions.

The Red Cross was aided in its efforts by 7,019 hours of volunteer time, according to the organization’s report.

Read more at the Times of San Diego

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