Coast Guard Mutual Assistance welcomes DNV as a corporate partner in their charitable mission to serve and to provide relief to Coast Guard families.
Senior representatives of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) and DNV gathered virtually to commemorate DNV becoming a corporate partner of the independent non-profit charitable organization. As the official relief society of the U.S. Coast Guard, CGMA works closely with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide essential support to Coast Guard members and their families through various disaster and emergency relief, family support, and education assistance programs. DNV’s partnership to the organization is accompanied with a monetary contribution.
Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, USCG Ret and CGMA Executive Director, stated that, “Since 1924, the mission of Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is unchanged—to help members of the Coast Guard family in their time of financial need and position themselves for resilience in the future. With the uncertainty of the pandemic, they are feeling that need now more than ever. DNV’s gift makes a difference in the lives of the 135,000+ Coast Guard community members that we serve.”
DNV has been operating in the United States for more than 123 years and, during that time, has formed a strong and broad partnership with the USCG. The purpose of the two organizations are closely aligned, both being founded on the safety, security, and stewardship within the maritime industry, with focus on safeguarding life, property, and the environment.
The Vision of DNV is to be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations and the company recognizes that people are at the core of these efforts. “As an organization, we strive to live our values; ‘We Care, We Dare, We Share’,” said Antony DSouza, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for Americas, Maritime at DNV. “Our industry is a people’s industry and we believe strongly in the humanitarian efforts that support the people who allow the maritime industry to thrive. It is an honor for us to partner with CGMA and to support their great efforts benefiting the men and women of the USCG and their families.”
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About DNV – MaritimeDNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.
Since its inception in 1924, CGMA has provided over $214 million in direct assistance to the Coast Guard community. Its work is performed by collateral duty Coast Guardsmen at 165 local Coast Guard units. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is one of four Congressionally-sanctioned Military Aid Societies that collectively help 2.5 million service members and their families. The other societies include the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Air Force Aid Society, and Army Emergency Relief. CGMA provides grants and no-interest loans for needs such as disaster relief, education, and family support. CGMA has been named a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar, the highest ratings bestowed by both independent evaluators. For more information: visit www.cgmahq.org, or find CGMA on Facebook or Twitter (@CGMutualAssist)
Representatives from DNV and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance hold a digital ceremony commemorating DNV becoming a corporate partner of the non-profit charitable organization. Pictured clockwise from top right Steven Sawhill, RADM Cari B. Thomas, USCG Ret., Alena Howard, Myra Shannon-Fuller, Craig Koehne, CWO4 John C. Baker, USCG Ret., Antony DSouza.