SEAFARERS HOUSE INC

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Religion

Location: PO Box 13034 Port Everglades FL 33316 USA

Mission: To improve the lives of seafarers and their families through multifaith service

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Seafarers' House is an example of why nonprofits exist. They not only provide eseential services that improve the quality of life for seafarers, but they are a good community partner that believes not only in the work that they do, but that the work they do supports others. Everyone I know from the organization is honest, sincere and genuine in their desire to help others. They do what so many nonprofits profess to do, they dedicare themselves to others.

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Give them a bigger budget! I can only imagine what else they could do with more money!

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Definitely

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

From the food on our tables, to clothes that we wear, to fuel and autos we use daily, and many many other household goods, all of these items could not be possible without the seafarer's who man the vessels which call on our port. Seafarer's House helps mariners from around the world to stay connected to their family and friends across the globe. F We could not enjoy a cruise without the thousands of crew members aboard these ships. For the brief time they leave their ships, Seafarer's House offers a vast array of services for their spiritual, familial and financial needs. This devotion to serve those who serve us in countless ways, has resulted in international recognition as the BEST SEAFARER'S CENTER in the world for 2012!

Jim Hampel
Seafarer's House Board of Directors, President







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Definitely

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Before I learned about Seafarers' House and what it did, I really never thought about how so many of the products I use get to the US or about the people who bring it here. Once exposed, I realized how much so many others give to make my life in our country of abundance so easy. I am grateful for those who live their lives on the sea to bring products to us from around the world as well as those who enable us to have wonderful vacations on a cruise ship. What a wonderful and helpful organization!

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Really wish I could think of something....

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Definitely

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Definitely

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Seafarer House is an extraordinary example of caring people making a huge difference in the lives of people in a very misunderstood industry. How is it possible that we serve over 150,000 seafarers a year in a facility consisting of two old portable buildings? This labor of love was started by two ministers in a van and has grown and survived to be ranked the best mission of its type in the world! We provide a multi faith practical care service center for the crew of cargo, cruise and petroleum vessels from around the world. I am proud to be a part of such a dedicated group of industry professional, religious leaders and business people who are committed to this mission.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve the facility.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I got involved in Seafarers House through a family connection. It is a nonprofit that has a mission of providing help for people who other nonprofits and the general public ignore. These people have real needs and little time to take care of the basics and without Seafarer House those needs would not be met. On my visit to the campus I see the joy in the eyes of the seafarers when they talk to the members of the staff about their concerns.

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I would expand the facility so that it could help more individuals. The needs are great and on weekends especially all those that need the services can not receive them.

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Definitely

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Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Seafarers House in Port Everglades is far and away the best nonprofit in the US. They work endless hours and offer full support to the 1000's of multi-national seafarers coming in and out of Port Everglades on a daily basis. Of course, it doesnt hurt that they are based in Port Everglades, one of the top commercial ports in the US.

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encourage everyone to contribute whatever they can and support the missions of Seafarers House in Port Everglades.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Do you want a "better bang for your buck?" You'll get it by supporting Seafarers House as a volunteer or as a donor! The benefits which accrue to the recipients ... those men & women who leave their families for many months at a time .. is heartwarming and beneficial to all concerned! Try it...you'll like it!

I've had the honor and privilege of serving on the board of Seafarers in the past and
would recommend your reaching out to the staff of dedicated persons who can assist
you in determining just how you can serve and support the organization in the best
way! Thanks in advance for your interest and financial support! You won't be sorry!
Steve Laine

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1 people found this review helpful

Seafarers' House, a multi-faith miistry, provides care, compassion and outstanding hospitality to our seafarers who are away from family and home for many months at a time. Staff and volunteers work tirelessy to provide a wide range of services to the seafarers. Seafares House provides support and counseling for seafares who are experiencing difficulties, whether in ther personal life or in their work life. Think of what it would be like if you were thousands of miles away from your family and your child was ill, or one of your parents has died. At Seafarers' House, all people of the sea find comfort and compassion and people who truly care.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Larger space to serve the seafarers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Seafare's House is amazing. They look out for all seagoing individuals. They work endless hours helping those who are away from home I have enjoyed being a volunteer for over 16 years, and they are dear to my hear

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The work that Seafarers' House does is amazing and very often underappreciated. They never forget the men and women that work on the seafaring vessels that come into Port Everglades every day. These folks are far from home and their families. Sometimes they don't know anyone other than their other crew members.

They provide a safe haven where they are welcome to worship regardless of their religion. They provide books and newspapers very often in their own language. They provide transportation for them to run errands. But most impressive is that they provide a Christmas gift to them during the holiday season that lets them know they are not alone. There is someone that is thinking of them and caring about them when they can't be with their own families.

The services they provide are priceless.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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