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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The United States Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary, Flotilla 88 of Lake County, will hold a life jacket giveaway on Saturday, June 30, in front of Walmart in Clearlake.
The flotilla was awarded a $1,000 community grant by Walmart which was used to purchase the life jackets.
This is the eighth year Walmart has supported this project. An additional $99 was donated by Walmart and Flotilla 88 added a donation which resulted in 82 life jackets being purchased for this project.
The life jacket giveaway is for children 12 years and younger who must be accompanied by their parent or guardian and will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until supplies are exhausted.
The children will be weighed, fitted for the proper size, instructed in the correct way to wear the jacket and how to take care of it. The life jackets are free and supplies are limited.
The auxiliary is the civilian volunteer arm of the USCG. Flotilla 88 members donate their time and efforts to promote recreational boating safety for the public.