Season's Greetings from Seafarer's Friend!
'Tis the season to be jolly for sure and grateful! - To all of you for your labors of love in collecting items for stuffing the ditty bags, sewing ditty bags, knitting caps, and gathering warm clothing, bibles and other reading materials for the crews. Thank you for remembering Seafarer's Friend as we continue to serve the Maritime Community in the ports of Boston, Portsmouth, NH and Portland, ME.
In these last couple of months, I've had the great pleasure of traveling to your communities as I've gathered these gifts from organizations and individuals alike. If this experience isn't rewarding enough, our Chelsea office was blessed very recently with a visitation from some Philippine crewmen aboard the vessel UBC Boston (it was no coincidence they all happened to be Celtics fans!) What an honor it was to invite these men into our storehouse-we were thrilled to provide them with all kinds of essentials. It was as though Santa had arrived early that day! The expression on their faces was priceless (as you can see in the photo above).
A heart-felt THANK YOU from all of us at Seafarer's Friend.
May God continue to bless you and cause His face to shine upon you....
Meredith Connell – Executive Director
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Below is the email I received later that evening:
"Good evening Ms. Meredith,
Please see the attached pictures from our visit earlier. Also please extend our greatest appreciation and thanks to the seafarers center and all the volunteers/chaplains who continuously support the seafarers. Can you please let me know if you receive all the pictures. You can also email me from my onboard account at. . .
God bless us always.
Best Regards, E/E Dax Crux
MV UBC Boston"