Story last updated at 11/11/2009 - 11:53 am
JUNEAU - The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Liberty has begun its annual Southeast Alaska Blanket, Coat and New Toy Drive, running through Dec. 7. Donated items will be provided to villages throughout Southeast Alaska. Bins will be placed at Safeway, Super Bear Supermarket, Fred Meyer, Costco, Wal-Mart, Alaskan & Proud and the Federal Building.
"Spearheading the annual Blanket, Coat and New Toy Drive is our way of giving back to Southeast Alaskans who have welcomed Liberty and its crew into their communities for nearly 20 years," said Lt. Brian J. Tesson, commanding officer of the Liberty. "Together as citizens and coastguardsman this holiday season, we can continue to build that unique sense of community that Alaskans enjoy."
Liberty's crew will make deliveries of donated items to the communities of Hoonah, Angoon, Kake, Pelican and Elfin Cove between December 13 and 18.