Local group raises more than $15K for area Coast Guard members during shutdown

Local group raises more than $15K for area Coast Guard members during shutdown

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Now that the government shutdown has ended, groups collecting donations for the Coast Guard will soon be making their their final deliveries.

There were several fundraisers held around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, collecting money, food and goods.

The Coast Guard Helping Hands project says in all it collected about $15,000 for USCG members in the Savannah area.

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