WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF) extends its thanks to the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard, in honor of U.S. Coast Guard Day on Sunday, August 4.
CICF is a long-time supporter of the Coast Guard Foundation and has provided in the last year alone more than $20,000 in grants to the Foundation. The Coast Guard Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families, through programs such as scholarship funds for the dependents of enlisted Coast Guard personnel.
"CICF is a proud supporter of the Coast Guard Foundation and we are happy each year on Coast Guard Day to honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women, and their families, that serve this nation," said Mike McGarry, Executive Director of CICF.
Founded more than 40 years ago, the Coast Guard Foundation provides education, support and relief for the men and women who enforce maritime law, protect our homeland, and protect life and the environment.
The cruise industry collaborates with the Coast Guard, both domestically and internationally, to help provide for the safety of passengers and crew, to render assistance to those in peril at sea, and to promote environmental stewardship. The Coast Guard was founded under President George Washington in 1790.
The nonprofit Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation (CICF), founded in 1998 by Cruise Lines International Association, focuses its efforts on programs designed to strengthen and improve the quality of life in communities served by cruise lines in North America. CICF supports civic and community development, educational assistance and training programs, and environmental preservation initiatives. More information is available at www.cruisefoundation.org.
CICF supporters include: AmaWaterways, American Cruise Lines, Avalon Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Paul Gaugin Cruises, Pearl Seas Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Tauck River Cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, Windstar Cruises.
SOURCE Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation
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