• Tom Drake

A New Home for Seafarers in Ft. Lauderdale.

When cruising does restart, crew members will have a new home to visit.

The Seafarers House in Fort Lauderdale broke ground last Thursday for their new home. The new home for sailors is slated to be finished later this year.

Executive Director Jennifer Stewart told attendees that the $4.5m facility will provide all the services that have been offered previously in a 'new, bigger, comfortable home away from home,' Stewart said.

Plus, it will house an education center, a cafe serving hot meals, increased recreation areas, a chapel, and a meditation garden.

Port Everglades CEO and Port Director Jonathan Daniels thanked Seafarers' House for its commitment to mariners in times good and bad, no matter where they come from.

The monies required to build this new home came from many donors, including SEACOR, Royal Caribbean Group, Carnival Corp. and the International Transport Workers' Federation.

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