Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Salmon Santa on the way to Kotzebue

This just in from the U.S. Coast Guard:

Dec 23, 2009

Coast Guard to deliver 13 tons of donated salmon to Kotzebue

KODIAK — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak C-130 Hercules aircraft crew is scheduled to deliver approximately 27,000 pounds of donated silver salmon fillets and dry goods to Kotzebue on Monday as part of a special food drive held by Wells Fargo Bank and NANA Regional Corp.

The donated food is scheduled to be accepted by the Northwest Arctic Borough and delivered to families in Kotzebue and surrounding villages.

The Coast Guard aircraft is scheduled to depart from Elmendorf Air Force Base at 10 a.m. Monday and return to Elmendorf around 5:45 p.m. After the delivery the aircraft is scheduled to stop at Coast Guard Loran Station Port Clarence as part of a scheduled logistics flight.

Wells Fargo Bank and NANA Regional Corp. teamed up for a food drive beginning in February which raised more than $11,000 and the 27,000 pounds of fish. The fish fillets came from Sitka and were donated by SeaShare in Washington.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should be sending all that free food off to St. Paul Island Alaska after all they voted down the very cheap cost of wind power!!!!And would rather pay the high cost of fossil fuel burning, carbon foot printing, and high priced diesel fuel burning engines.. 2 of the 3 wind mills sit idle cause they voted this down...But it is deeper that that has a lot to do with the city of snp needs that fuel to be sold to pay for the cost of there very over-manned administration. But what a better way to sell it lets charge the people of snp outrageous prices on electricity!!!So lets burn it in the power plant it will pay for the admin bills and then some...While not asking for handouts from Nana or Wells Fargo, just suggesting that the people of Snp start working together and not against each other!!!! The Wind is the power and the Power is in the people! aang aang!