Supporting Our Heroes During Hurricane Season

When the storm clouds roll in support from CGMA goes out

As hurricane season looms, the selfless and courageous men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard stand on high alert, ready to respond to natural disasters that threaten coastal communities. While these heroes are busy rescuing others, it’s important to remember that they, too, face the risks of these devastating storms. 

“Who rescues the rescuers?” This poignant question underscores the mission of CGMA. While Coast Guard personnel are out in treacherous conditions, saving lives and protecting property, their homes and families may be in the path of destruction. CGMA’s disaster assistance programs are a crucial safety net, ensuring these selfless individuals are not forgotten.

CGMA steps in, offering vital disaster assistance to ensure that those who serve are not left without support when they need it most. These programs are not just a safety net; they are a lifeline designed to provide immediate relief to Coast Guard members and their families affected by hurricanes and other natural disasters. They are the difference between despair and hope, delivering financial aid to cover urgent needs such as temporary housing, food, and clothing.

When a hurricane strikes, CGMA doesn’t just respond; it mobilizes quickly to ensure Coast Guard families receive the support they need to recover and rebuild. On average, CGMA provides over $200,000 in assistance per storm, ensuring that Coast Guard members can secure temporary lodging, make critical repairs, and address other urgent needs.

“Our Coast Guard members dedicate their lives to protecting others, often at great personal risk,” said Rear Admiral (Ret.) Cari B. Thomas, CEO of CGMA. “It’s our responsibility to ensure they have the support they need when disasters strike. Our disaster assistance programs are a testament to our commitment to taking care of our own.”

The generosity of donors dramatically enhances the reach and effectiveness of these programs. Your contributions ensure CGMA can respond swiftly and effectively, providing immediate financial assistance to those in need. Every dollar donated translates into tangible support for Coast Guard families facing the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Would you rally behind the Coast Guard during this hurricane season? Your direct donation to CGMA is a powerful support for the heroes who risk their lives for others. Your contribution helps a Coast Guard member while they are on a rescue mission have peace of mind knowing their family is well cared for.

In times of disaster, the Coast Guard is a beacon of hope and safety for many. CGMA’s disaster assistance programs ensure this beacon shines brightly, even for those who usually provide the light. As we brace for the uncertainties of this hurricane season, let us come together to support those who safeguard our waters, our coastlines, and our lives. We can ensure that no Coast Guard family faces a storm alone. For more information on CGMA’s disaster assistance programs, visit For how to support CGMA and donate, visit

Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Trent Brown and Petty Officer 1st Class Dustin Madden assess potential pollution threats after Hurricane Ian, in Sanibel Island, Florida, Oct. 27, 2022. The Coast Guard is working closely with federal, state and local partners to mitigate post-hurricane environmental impacts. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Ferdinando)


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