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Cedars to Host Food Drive in Support of Local U.S. Coast Guard Station
Posted by Jana Troyer | Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Cedars Tennis Resort & Club to host Food Drive in support of U.S. Coast Guard Station Cortez
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla -The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGAux), Longboat Key, announced that the Cedars Tennis Resort & Club (Cedars), 645 Cedars Court, Longboat Key, FL 34228, will host a food drive to support the men and women assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Station Cortez on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The USCG, part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are the only members of the U.S. Armed Forces to be affected by the partial government shutdown, and have not received any salary for over a month, causing undue hardship, while still performing their assigned mission with honor, respect, and devotion to duty.
Cedars would like to help our local unsung heroes, who answer the call and risk their lives on a daily basis regardless of being paid, by volunteering to be a focal point for the community, to thank these brave men and women in their time of need. 
Among the non-perishable items that can be dropped off are to:  Canned goods (meat, fish, vegetable, fruit); cooking oil; rice; juice / juice boxes; cereal; condiments (sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise); coffee/tea; paper goods; baby diapers (all sizes); personal hygiene items (deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, soap).  If you can't be present during the actual event, Cedars will gratefully accept donations in advance.  Those wishing to make a monetary contribution can make a check payable to:  Sun Coast Chief Petty Officer Association.
Uniformed members of the USCGAux, Longboat Key, will be present to personally thank those who stop by to support this effort and will deliver this much needed help to those who help us. 
For further information on this event, call Cedars at 877-670-1778 or the USCGAux, Longboat Key at 941-388-1033/
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary - Serving our Country, Serving our Community, Saving Lives since 1939. For more information, please visit
Note from Cedars: Although the government has reopened, it is for a limited time and these families have already been affected so much. We hope this small act can alleviate some of the hardships they have recently endured.


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