“Coast Guard families impacted by fire in Buxton, NC” –News Release/Request for Assistance

Below is a news release from District Five.

Below the news release, you will find an email for the Coast Guard Auxiliary requesting assistance for the families.

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News Release

U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 295-8435
5th District online newsroom

Coast Guard families impacted by fire in Buxton, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard personnel and their families were impacted by a residential fire in Buxton Friday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Dare County Sheriff’s Department, and Coast Guard Investigative Service. Three members of a Coast Guard family remain unaccounted for. 

Local Coast Guardsmen have received an outpouring of volunteerism and offers of assistance from both the local community and from around the country. They would like to thank the public, especially the Outer Banks community, for their goodwill.

“This is an exceptionally hard time for our members and their families,” said Capt. Matt Baer, Commander, Sector North Carolina. “It is heartening to see the outpouring of support from the Outer Banks and around the country.”

Media are requested to not contact the unit or personnel directly. Requests for interviews by Coast Guard can be made by contacting the Public Affairs Officer at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at 910-772-2209 to coordinate a virtual interview.

For information regarding the investigation, media should contact the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:01:47 -0400
From: AuxA Message Link <messagelink@cgauxa.org>
Subject: Operation Extended Hands
This message is being sent to you as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
Association, Inc. The CGAuxA Message Link is an authorized link and
[1]cgauxa.org is the web address for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association,
Inc. If you do not want individual messages, a link is provided at the
bottom of this message to allow you to manage your subscription.
A devastating fire this weekend destroyed two Coast Guard homes near Coast
Guard Station Cape Hatteras Inlet, NC with fatalities and total property
loss. AuxA asks you as a member of the Coast Guard family to extend your
hand to assist those in need. AuxA has established OPERATION EXTENDED HANDS
to receive your donations. 100% of all donations will go to USCG Cape
Hatteras Station to provide assistance to the families affected. Our hearts
and prayers go to our shipmates and their families.
Your help is much needed and appreciated.
Make your checks payable to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association and
please write “OP-Extended Hands” on the check
Mail to
Coast Guard Auxiliary Association
1301 West First St.
Suite E-1
Granite City, IL. 62040
Thank you for your inexhaustible willingness to assist members of our Coast
Guard family who are in need at this time of tragedy.
Vincent Pica
President & CEO
Coast Guard Auxiliary Association
Thanks to Mike for bringing the Aux request to my attention–Chuck

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