Holland America Line hosted a “Home from the Sea” fundraiser luncheon for the Catholic Seafarers’ Center aboard ms Westerdam Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the Port of Seattle. The event was attended by the Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, along with Holland America Line president and CEO Stein Kruse and Father Tony Haycock.
Before the luncheon, attendees gathered for an award ceremony where Catholic Seafarers’ Center representatives honored several community leaders. In addition, a raffle for a free Holland America Line cruise was held to raise funds for the center. After lunch, guests were invited to tour the ship.
The Catholic Seafarers' Center is a social-service agency in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Its mission is to meet the spiritual and practical needs of seafarers and maritime workers visiting and living in Seattle. The center provides a number of services to workers coming to the city, including shipping goods on their behalf, arranging transportation and coordinating recreational activities. For more information, visit www.catholicseafarercenter.org.
For more information on Holland America Line, visit www.hollandamerica.com.