The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed auxiliary service of the United States Coast Guard. It is comprised of 26,000 members who volunteer their time to support the operation of the Coast Guard, promote and improve recreational boating safety, and provide trained crews and facilities to enhance the safety and security of US ports, waterways, and coastal regions. The Auxiliary exists to enhance the safety and environmental quality of America’s waterways and to support the Coast Guard as authorized by the Commandant. The Coast Guard provides some of the support needed to fulfill these purposes. Operation and administration of the Auxiliary requires additional resources in order to support expanding Auxiliary missions and activities. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc. (CGAuxA, Inc.) was established as a charitable organization to support the Auxiliary and is authorized to manage all fiscal matters and fundraising efforts in support of Auxiliary activities not funded by the Coast Guard. The CGAUXA has been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation.
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