Support and Outreach to Those Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

As we all know, the Houston area and the greater Gulf region continues to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, while the Caribbean U.S. Territories, Florida and much of the Southeast U.S. are being impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these destructive hurricanes, and with those who are lending their efforts and personal resources to rescue and recovery operations.
Our Alumni Association staff has reached out to chapters and clubs in the affected areas and will continue to support their efforts. The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and Foundation has been particularly engaged with outreach programs in that area, especially those focused on veterans, service members and their families. Additional information on how to lend your support to those initiatives is available here.
We will continue to use our website and social media tools to share information and connect our alumni, members and friends. Additionally, we will use our communications tools, including Shipmate magazine, to share stories of our active duty and volunteer alumni who have worked in recovery efforts. We encourage you to read the Letter from the President from the September-October issue which went to press recently and will be delivered at the end of this month.
The Navy, Marine Corps and Naval Academy family is a global one, and natural disasters in any part of the world hit close to home. We will continue to monitor conditions and developments in regions affected by these storms and look for ways to connect alumni and other members of our community eager to help. We encourage you, your classmates and members to lend a hand when possible to those communities in need, and to let us know about related initiatives your classes and chapters are supporting.

ADM Robert J. Natter ’67, USN (Ret.)
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees
Byron F. Marchant ’78
President and CEO
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation 


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