There’s something wrong when the government can’t get it together enough to pay the men and women charged with keeping our shores safe.
Yet, that’s the reality for some 508 servicepeople in the US Coast Guard, stationed right here in Cape May, with another 299 up the Parkway in Atlantic City. They’re out on the high seas, saving lives and intercepting drugs, with no pay.
Not only do our beloved Coasties save lives each and every day, but they’re some of our best customers. As home to the nation’s only Coast Guard Training Center, each and every Coast Guard recruit spends eight weeks in our fair city, usually visiting our Tasting Room at least once.
If our government can’t get it together to help them out, we’ll do it ourselves.
So, this past weekend, to Be a Good Neighbor, we held a Shutdown Donation Day to raise some much-needed funds and collect some food and supplies for the Coasties who have given us so much.