Posted by: arbeam | December 26, 2014

Bremerton Navy League Donates Holiday Pillowcases to Coast Guard Station Seattle Families

Members of the Navy League of the United States Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council presented gifts to the children of Coast Guardsman from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle at their annual Holiday Party. Children under two were presented stuffed animals, and children over two were given hand-crafted holiday pillowcases. Navy League member Nancy Danaher (left) shows a sample pillowcase to Station Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander (Select) Ben Crowell.

Members of the Navy League of the United States Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council presented gifts to the children of Coast Guardsman from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle at their annual Holiday Party. Children under two were presented stuffed animals, and children over two were given hand-crafted holiday pillowcases. Navy League member Nancy Danaher (left) shows a sample pillowcase to Station Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander (Select) Ben Crowell.

Seattle, Washington. After several months of busy sewing, “Project Pillowcase” finally came to fruition. On Friday, December 12th, members of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council presented gifts to the children of Coast Guardsman from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle, one of ten adopted units of the Bremerton/Olympic Council. One of the missions of the NLUS is to support the men and women of the sea services and their families.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle families and friends gathered at Game Works in Seattle for their annual Holiday Party. NLUS members Tom and Nancy Danaher organized the making of personal holiday pillowcases for all Station children over two years old. All told, thirty-three pillowcases were presented. Children less than two years old received a stuffed animal, compliments of Board Members Bob and Neva Lamb. 

Station Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander (Select) Ben Crowell thanked the Danahers and NLUS for their support. “I truly appreciate the effort that you went through in order to ensure that all of our kids got a stuffed animal, or a hand crafted pillow case…which were all super cool by the way! So, thank you for the gifts, the mentorship, and the companionship that you have shown us over the past few weeks. It is truly our honor to have you in our lives.”

Project Pillowcase kicked-off at the September monthly council meeting, and the response of participants was immediate and overwhelming.

According to Nancy Danaher, “We had many willing ladies in Navy League sign-up; and pillowcases began to arrive from everywhere. The children at Station Seattle were able to choose their pillowcase from a wide selection, and the parents really liked the personal touch of a home-made gift.”

U.S. Coast Guard Station Seattle was established in 1989. The station is co-located with Sector Seattle on the waterfront at Pier 36. Station Seattle has three 41-foot utility boats, two 25-foot Response Boats–Homeland Security (RB-HS), and two 25-foot Response Boats–Small (RB-S). Station Seattle’s primary mission is Homeland Security within Puget Sound. They provide harbor patrols of the entire Puget Sound in conjunction to providing escorts to Naval and commercial vessels. Station Seattle also supports safe boating patrols in large marine events in the Seattle area–most visible being the Seafair hydroplane races.

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