We Need You to Reconnect With the Waterfront: A Call for Volunteers & Church Organizations
100 years ago, almost every person throughout New England was linked to the waterfront, by, at most, two degrees of separation. An uncle, a friend's nephew, or a neighbor's son was a longshoreman, worked in the shipyard, or was at sea.
Times have changed, and in the world today, few people have even an indirect connection to the maritime community; making it difficult for people to understand what Seafarer's Friend does. Despite this disconnect, we are more dependent on the maritime transportation and community than ever before. The fuel in our cars, the salt on our roads, and even most of the clothes on our backs come from overseas by ships.
Ironically, the life of a sailor has changed little. It is still marked by isolation, loneliness, poor treatment, unfair pay, and often danger. Our role as a sailor's aid organization is to go on-board these ships to offer comfort, and support. To perform this task requires a great deal of time and resources. Most of all we need people.
In short, WE NEED YOU. We cannot do this work without your support, and the work of volunteers. Ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer at Seafarer's Friend? Think about it. Call us.