PUBLISHED: 4:51 PM on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Photo: Helping out
Petty Officer Vernon Bontrager organizes donated items for the blanket, coat and toy drive on Dec. 3. This is the second year that Bontrager has assisted as a crewmember of the Liberty in gathering and delivering the materials to isolated Southeast Alaska villages. The Coast Guard received a large number of donations, reaching the capacity of the Liberty earlier than in previous years.

Photo official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler