Avalon Mayor Marty Pagliughi is encouraging members of the public to provide support to Coast Guard families during the current government shutdown.  The Mayor’s office has reached out to a local organization that is a 501c3 non-profit that is accepting donations that will be directly provided to support the families during a period of time when they are not being paid for the protection and security they provide to our country.

“Many of our Coast Guard families in the greater Cape May area do not have the means or ability to sustain themselves through an extended government shutdown”, Pagliughi said.  “We have reached out to the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club that is accepting donations that will support these families with necessary food, gasoline, and other day to day family items”.

The Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club has a website, www.jcmilitaryspousesclub.org that has a blue “Donate” button on the front page.  This enables individuals to make a donation via credit/debit card or PayPal that will support the United States Coast Guard food pantry in Cape May.  The purpose of the club is to “Promote the morale and well-being of uniformed personnel and their families, by engaging in any charitable and social activities decided on by the members, and to provide educational monetary awards for college-bound students”.

Checks may also be mailed to the Jersey Cape Military Spouses Club, Attn:  TRACEN PANTRY, P.O. Box 2354, Cape May, NJ 08204.

As of Tuesday, January 22nd, the partial government shutdown was in its 32nd day.