by Jason Zuidema, NAMMA/ICMA Since its earliest beginnings over 200 years ago, port-based seafarers' welfare organizations have relied on the generosity of a wide variety of donors to support their work. Churches, foundations, industry and labor groups, and individuals from the
by Dr. Jason Zuidema, ICMA General Secretary As part of the World Conference of the Deutsche Seemannsmission (May 1-5 in Bad Badekesa, Germany), 40 delegates took part in a story-telling workshop. The day-long workshop on May 3 was led by Dr.
By Susan Huppert, NAMMA Seafarers’ missions across North American have taken new roads in serving the needs of seafarers since the beginning of the pandemic over one year ago. A recent discovery by Mission Manager Helen Glenn has been the critical
by Rev. J. Loring Carpenter Fundraising for seafarers’ ministry was difficult enough before COVID-19. Now, while seafarers drift further from the public eye even as quarantines have made their lives more difficult: cruise ships still have skeleton crews, but no passengers; seafarers’ shopping on shore
A collection of chaplains and ministry directors talk frankly about what may be ahead. Will fundraising be as difficult as 2020? It will be different. Reverend Philip Vandercook, Executive Director of Global Maritime Ministries in New Orleans, steps back when responding. His
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Familiarity brings comfort. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s fundraising for seafarer centers, ministries and those who support mariners was critically challenged. The normal ways of attracting donations have no longer been possible. Large group banquets