Stranded and Alone He Called On Us
We received a phone call from a tugboat captain who needed someone to pray with him. For 30 minutes, the tugboat captain sat with one of our chaplains and explained how he had recently relocated to Miami for a job, but that the start date had been pushed back several weeks leaving him in dire straits. Living on his savings for several weeks, the captain was on the verge of being evicted from his motel room and had been unable to pay for anything to eat in more than 24 hours. He was dejected, and felt hopeless about his situation. Calling a friend for emotional support, his friend remembered seeing a story about a seafarers' center in South Florida caring for the crew of the Delphinus on the news earlier this year. The friend looked up our name and number and gave it to the captain, who reached out to us.
Although the tugboat captain contacted us only for emotional and spiritual support, it was clear that just a small amount of financial support would mean the difference between nights on the street and a safe, secure place to sleep. We provided him with the funds he needed to provide for himself until his job started, and secured transport back to his motel.
Had Seafarers' House not been here, this sailor would have been homeless and gone hungry for several days before his job started.
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we were able to provide the tugboat captain with spiritual care and practical support - a small loan to ensure he would not be homeless or hungry for the few days before his job started. Please considering donating today to allow us to continue care for mariners on our shores.