Posted by boston.com February 12, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by Seafarer's Friend:
This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Seafarer's Friend welcomed it's doors to Pastor Katherine Adams of the Billerica Congregational Church, whose confirmation class of 2014 and their mentors chose to volunteer on their day off, at our local Chelsea office.
Twenty six cheerful members of the congregational arrived Monday morning at Seafarer's ready to work hard with brooms, and buckets in hand. They dedicated the day towards cleaning and organizing the basement of the administrative office and also packed dozens of ditty bags, which will be given out as gifts for our sailors.
Throughout the day, volunteers took informational tours of the Port of Boston,allowing them to see where we serve, and learned about the critical services that are provided to the sailors. After this day of service, Reverend Adams reflected, "We will no longer cross the Tobin Bridge without being aware of the world beneath the bridge. Thanks for expanding our worldview. Blessings to you and those you serve".
It was a true pleasure to work with such a dedicated and hard working group of volunteers from the Billerica Congregational Church. Seafarer's Friend could not do this work without your support and the work of volunteers like yourselves.
If your congregation is interested in receiving more information about volunteerism opportunities at Seafarer's Friend, please call us!