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News Release

August 13, 2012


U.S. Coast Guard Academy

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USCGA Cadets break ground on New London home with the USCGA Academy Alumni Association and Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut

NEW LONDON, Conn. — U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets will join with representatives of the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association and Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to celebrate the sponsorship of a new home to be constructed at 9 Jefferson Avenue in New London.

This home will be built by the current Corps of Cadets and is sponsored by the USCGA Alumni Association classes of 1950-2012, with additional support from the CGA Parent’s Association, and the Institute for Leadership. 

Throughout the construction of the home, future home owner Linda Needham and her family will be working alongside the cadets, and when the home is completed, she will purchase the home through a no-profit mortgage.

This is the first Habitat for Humanity home to be sponsored by the United States Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.

 

What:       Groundbreaking Ceremony

Who:        Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz, Superintendent, United States Coast Guard Academy

                 CDR James Sylvester, USCG Ret., President USCGA Alumni Association

                 Representatives from the US Coast Guard Academy Classes of 1963, 1964, 2013 and 2014

                 Terri O’Rourke, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut

                 Representatives from Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut

Where:     9 Jefferson Avenue, New London

When:      4:00 pm

 

For more information, contact Amy D’Amico at 860-908-1982 or adamico@habitatsect.org

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