The Maritime Association is hosting a Gangway Goodies Drive to support our friends at the Charleston Port & Seafarers’ Society (CPSS).
We will be collecting items now through Oktoberfest. You can order items via Amazon or bring the items with you to Oktoberfest. We will present the items to the CPSS during the Oktoberfest event.
MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
- New clothing
- Gift cards
- Bibles & books
- Cash donations
About Charleston Port and Seafarers’ Society:
Each year, more than 65,000 seafarers arrive on hundreds of vessels in the Charleston Port. Most crews are made up of seafarers from many different countries and from many cultures. Three to four nationalities are common on one vessel, with a crew of around 25 seafarers. Many are lonely and away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. The need and opportunity for ministry to these brothers and sisters is tremendous.
We operate three Seafarers Centers at Wando Welch Terminal, North Charleston Terminal, and Columbus Street Terminal. All Centers provide religious materials, Bibles, magazines, and other items along with phone, computer, and internet access.