The end of the government shutdown may not be in sight yet, but hope can be seen for over 100 Sturgeon Bay-based Coast Guard families. Adopt a Soldier Door County will help bridge the gap for families by providing interest-free loans for essential bills. Coast Guard members apply for the loans while a committee determines the awarded amount to be paid back at a later date. Adopt a Soldier Door County founder Nancy Hutchinson says politics aside, the community needs to take care of their local Coast Guard members.
Hutchinson fears the Coast Guard’s youngest members could see their credit ratings ruined before they leave the service due to the government shutdown. Those interested in helping contribute to the almost $30,000 already set aside for the interest-free loans can donate directly to Adopt a Soldier Door County and designate it for the Coast Guard Fund.