The battle to keep the Coast Guard’s Helicopter Air Rescue Base at Newport could be a long slog. Although it’s likely that the federal judge in Eugene will stop the Coast Guard’s immediate closure, it’s only temporary until the Coast Guard and THEIR BOSSES…the Department of Homeland Security…goes through the necessary red tape to do it legally. Such a process could take up to 9 months.
But in the meantime, the legal bills add up and the Fishermen’s Wives need help from EVERYBODY!
If every business (or private individual) gave a little, the burden would be light for everyone, including for those families who work and play along the coast who would NOT lose loved ones to the treacherous seas that await them beyond the surf line.
The requirements for the Coast Guard to shut down a helicopter rescue base are considerable. And the Newport Fishermen’s Wives need to have the financial firepower to make sure those requirements are so fully met that there is no way the Coast Guard will be able to shut down the facility. It won’t be the first time that our government has been required to try a little harder to “Master the Obvious.”
So if you can find it in yourself to donate some of the proceeds of your business to the cause of saving lives and our local economy, please do so by emailing us with a photo of your business and say what you’re prepared to do. Donating proceeds to Fishermen’s Wives is as easy as clicking here. It’s NewportFishermensWives.com
And we’ll run your ad FREE, FREE, FREE. NewsLincolnCounty.com, like everyone else, just wants that Coast Guard Helicopter to keep flying.
Email your photo and what you’re prepared to donate (percentage, etc) and for how long to:
Simple as that.