Dec. 17, 2014– Every year during the holiday season, the International
Seafarers’ Center spreads joy and cheer through the Christmas at
Sea program. Approximately 1,300 seafarers travel through the port of
Brunswick from Thanksgiving through the Orthodox Christmas on January
7, and the Center tries to give every seafarer a present during this time.
Often, this is the only gift they will receive as they travel the seas
transporting 95 percentof the goods we use every day.
This year, Southeast Georgia Health System team members donated 35 presents
for the seafarers. The gift-wrapped shoeboxes, containing an assortment
of items such as toiletries, notebooks, snacks, DVDs, calendars, small
games and cards, and other miscellaneous items, were presented to the
International Seafarers’ Center representatives, Valerie Crumpton
and Robert Randall, on Dec. 3, 2014.
"We extend our sincerest thanks to the staff of Southeast Georgia
Health System team members for their contributions," said Valerie
Crumpton, executive director, International Seafarers’ Center. "Their
support of our Christmas-at-Sea program has brought much joy to the seafarers."