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The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association helps with station and artifact preservation issues, educates the general public and educates communities all over the country, each and every single day. Click on the text below that you are interested in.

How Can You Help?

The US Life Saving Service Heritage Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible.


Become a Member


By joining the USLSSHA today, you will be welcomed into a family of dedicated individuals committed to saving the legacy of the U.S. Life-Saving Service



Donate Online

By giving an online donation you are providing essential funding for the organizational initiatives that have been identified as needing the most support.



Give a Membership

Gift memberships are a fun and easy way to spread the word regarding the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Associations work while continuing to help our organizational mission.



Adopt a Station

The USLSSHA Adopt-A-Station program is helping educate current U.S. Coast Guard members on their past heritage and provides needed recreational reading material for station crews. By adopting a station of your local or favorite U.S. Coast Guard Station here, you are helping educate members and provide them valuable recreational support as well as help our organization.



Adopt a Library

By adopting a library you are supporting the educational goals of the USLSSHA and giving a gift that will encourage others to learn about the Life-Saving Service’s maritime history.



Monthly Giving

By joining our monthly givers’ program, Friends of USLSSHA, you will become part of a group of supporters who provide a reliable source of support to the Heritage Association throughout the year in the most convenient and cost-efficient way possible.


Estate Plans

Charitable Bequests

Charitable bequests are gifts made through your will or living trust to the USLSSHA. A bequest can be a wonderful opportunity to support the work of the USLSSHA in your estate plan and is easy with the instructions provided here.


In Memory Of

Memorial Giving

Visit this page to make a donation in memory or honor of someone. Please be prepared to provide the names and addresses for anyone you’d like to be notified about your gift, as well as the name of the person being honored.


Matching Gifts

Employer Matching

You can make your donation dollars go further by having your employer match your gift to U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association at no additional cost to you.

Photo Left: A Dobbins Lifeboat from the Coos Bay, Oregon station the in surf.  The Dobbins lifeboat was a lightweight lifeboat developed in 1881.  It was 24 feet long, weighing from 1,600 to 2,000 pounds.  It was self-righting and self-bailing and could carry up to 33 people safely.  It was rowed by eight surfmen and steered by the keeper with a tiller.  A Dobbins lifeboat appears in many photos on the Oregon coast, and it is believed that every Oregon station had one in addition to their surfboat by 1900.  (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard.)