Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas - Psalm 107:23
Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas- Psalm 107:23


If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact us by calling 843-224-9631 or send an email to ChaPSSmail@gmail.com.

Here at the Wando Terminal Charleston Port and Seafarers Center 50 volunteers are scheduled for one of the four hour/four person shifts that begin at eight a.m. and ends at eight p.m. each day.  Up to 100 crew members are served on any given day by volunteers who speak English, Tagalog, German and Russian.


Each morning the faithful volunteer greets those who are homeless, lonely, afraid and in need of kindness and friendship. Volunteers offer free transport to the Seafarer for medical visits, shopping, wiring money, and personal needs. Crew also wants to go to the beach for a swim; purchase a refrigerator that will be the first in the crew member’s village; and to shop for food for an upcoming celebration while at Sea.


In addition, volunteers are on call to transport Cruise Line crew to play soccer with local teams. The phone and computers in the Center are used to call or SKYPE family members who have not been seen for many months. The smiles or tears a volunteer will witness when the seafarer hears his daughter’s laughter or sees his newborn baby for the first time is immeasurable.









   Chris Beumel

Dr. Frank Boensch

Ron Bohac

   Glenn Braddock

Carey Brier

Scott Brown

   Dick & Joy Clarke

John Coombs

Mary Lou Combs

   Clark Cromwell

Tally DaPore

Rev. Ed Davis

   Dick & Julie Deibel

Chris Delpit

Rusty Denman

   Capt William Dutour

Nelson Durand

Larry Elberfeld

   Gerrie Elberfeld

Rich English

Manette Emnas

   Joe Frick

Francesca Frick

Tom Heffernan

   Claire Heslin

Fr. Bob Higgins

Darrell Johnson

   Sheryll Johnson

Andrea Kelly

Rick Leary

   Ian MacDonald

Margaret MacDonald

Ken Mason

   Jean Masonis

Dick Masonis

Elbert Massad

   Gene McLaughlin

Elaine McLaughlin

Tim McSwain

   Louise Miller

Bill Miller

Felix Montgomery

   Josita Montgomery

Merlyn Moore

Cory Murray

   Karen Paggi

Sherman Paggi

Irene Palasekl

   Mark Palasek

Rita Pitts

Curt Pitts

   Dane Platts

Richard Raymond

Cathy Rosenblum

   Paul Rosenblum

Deacon Ed Rosenlieb

Fred Sales

   Chris Spivey

Randall Swan

Ryan Tennant

   Shannon Tennant

Ernesto Torres

Rev Edwin Walker

   Meg Walker

William Warner

Lee Wieland

   Brian Young










The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society is a Christian charitable organization that exists for the purpose of welcoming and serving the needs of those men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea without regards to nationalithy, race, ethnicity, politics or religion.


Each year, more than 65,000 seafarers arrive on hundreds of vessels to the Charleston Port. Most crews consist of persons from diverse third-world countries and from many cultures. Three to four nationalities are common for one vessel, with a crew of around 25 seafarers. Many are lonely, away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. The need and opportunity for ministry to these brothers and sisters is tremendous.

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Call at (843) 856-7046

Email:  chapssmail@gmail.com

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Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society

PO Box 2442

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Please Support Our Partner Organizations: Charleston Motor Carriers Association; Charleston Women in International Trade; http://www.cwitsc.org/ Custom House Brokers & Freight Forwarders; http://cbffac.com/ Maritime Association of Charleston; http://www.maritimesc.org/ Propeller Club of Charleston; http://www.propellerclubchs.com/

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