Coast Guard Foundation President Visits Puerto Rico

Posted on April 05, 2018

Six months after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, the final of three back-to-back tropical storms during 2017's historic hurricane season, Coast Guard Foundation President Susan P. Ludwig visited the island to meet the Coast Guard first responders and families to thank them for their incredible service and sacrifice.

Upon arriving on the island Captain Eric King, Commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan, introduced Susan to the service members whose spouses and children received Coast Guard Foundation support following their evacuation to Florida. During the meeting these heroes told stories of their humanitarian mission on the island during their 12+ hour work days and how they volunteered on their off hours to help those in harms way. Throughout, they also spoke of their relief knowing family members were safe and being taken care of in Florida.