Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - The US Coast Guard Cutter Active completed a four-day visit to Puerto Vallarta on Saturday. During the visit, the team participated in activities with the local community in support of its objectives of creating and maintaining cooperative relations with their Mexican partners.
The ship had approximately 74 members of the Coast Guard aboard, including several Mexican Americans. Nine of the ship's crew members offered to spend their free time volunteering at the Puerto Vallarta food bank, where they painted, made electrical and plumbing repairs, and unloaded a truck full of food donations from Guadalajara. The activity was organized by the American Legion Post 14 in Puerto Vallarta.
The Consul General Tanya C. Anderson expressed support for this and other similar activities: "These members of the Coast Guard represent the best of the United States and its citizens: our volunteer spirit and our efforts to make the world a better place to live and work for all. Community events like this create stronger ties between our societies and make us all safer and better protected."Serving Puerto Vallarta, La Cruz and Guayabitos, the mission of American Legion Post 14, Headquartered at Steve's Sports Bar on Basilio Badillo, is to Support All Veterans in the Banderas Bay area; to maintain an updated website with information to assist Veterans, to provide sources for medical treatment in Vallarta, and to contribute to the community through various fund raising efforts. Meetings are held every 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday. Visit AmericanLegion14.org for more information and meeting locations.