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Coast Guard Waste
By Linda Heiser


April 26, 2011

I agree with Mark Hoyt. Why not donate those items to a charity. They could have one of their volunteers repair the items for sale or sell "as is" to the public and use the funds to help pay for services provide to the homeless, pay the fuel bill at WISH for a month, provide a great meal at the Salvation Army. I am sure the wonderful people of Ketchikan could think of other ideas.

The USCG is able to sell the decommissioned cutters and other branches of the military can sell aircraft and vehicles, why not sell the little things as well. Kudo's to you Mark for getting this out there!

I mean no disrespect to the USCG at all, as they are a very important part of the community and I am very greatful that they are able to have a base in Ketchikan. Maybe they could just make an exception to the rule, knowing how much it costs to purchase and ship those same items to Ketchikan.

Linda Heiser
Walla Walla, WA

About: "Born and lived 40 wonderful years in Ketchikan and Prince of Wales."

Received April 24, 2011 - Published April 26, 2011


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