Fort Pierce, FL — At a presentation earlier today the Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families presented a $10,000 gift to Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce, Florida. The funds will be used to provide kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and camping and fishing gear for the 45 active duty members and 15 reservists, and their families based at this Coast Guard station.
Foundation staff member Brian Overcast and Foundation board member VADM Sally Brice-O’Hara, USCG (Ret.) thanked Dyer Chevrolet and the Dyer family, who made the gift possible through a donation to the Coast Guard Foundation. Mr. David Dyer, also a Coast Guard Foundation board member, was joined at the acknowledgement by his wife Harriett Dyer, and children John, Dyer, and Will and Tatiana Dyer.
“This generous gift from Dyer Chevrolet will make a real difference for Coast Guard members and their families stationed here at this busy Coast Guard station,” said Overcast. “We’re honored to support those who so selflessly serve our country and put their lives on the line so others may live.”
The USCG Commanding Officer of Station Fort Pierce, Chief Warranty Officer Randy Ryan, accepted the gift from the Coast Guard Foundation. Coast Guard Station Fort Pierce is located on South Hutchinson Island and serves the area with three small boats – two 33-foot vessels and one 45-foot response boat. Their mission includes maritime law enforcement, search and rescue operations, fish and wildlife protection, migrant interdiction and safety for the boating public.
For 45 years, the Coast Guard Foundation has been committed to inspiring leadership, education and a proud legacy of service to our nation by supporting the men and women of the United States Coast Guard. The Foundation provides college scholarships to enlisted members, their spouses and their children, scholarships and support for families of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquartered in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 14, with regional offices in the New York City area, St. Petersburg, Florida and Houston, Texas. To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, please visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.
About The Coast Guard Foundation
The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families through programs and projects that support education, wellness, morale and relief. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation aims to strengthen their service to our nation by encouraging them to excel on- and off-duty with the guidance of a dedicated board of trustees, and a staff of 13 civilians, headquartered in Connecticut.
Jennifer Crowley Fyke
Senior Director of Communications
Coast Guard Foundation