Community KEITH Team
Seafarers’ House Port Everglades
2 weeks agoKEITH has proudly been a supporter of the Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades for decades. Having outgrown their 26 year old facility, the KEITH Team provided in-kind professional services for the new $4.5 million facility, currently under construction, that will provide all the services previously in a new, more comfortable way. The house will serve as an education center, provide a café for hot meals, increased recreation areas, a chapel, and a meditation garden as a safe place for the international seafarers to relax and recharge while in Port. The KEITH Team provided a donation of time and talent for geospatial engineering services, civil engineering, and landscape architectural design.
KEITH recently had an opportunity to tour the site with Ken Parkinson and Jennifer Stewart. Opening in the fall of 2022, the Seafarers’ House is more than a place of respite and recharge for over 150,000 visiting seafarers annually. It’s a place of welcome, a place to take care of practical needs, and a place to receive support.
The maritime and business communities recognize the important economic value seafarers bring to Broward County and have raised 80% of the funds to support the new programs and facilities. But there’s still time to support the center and make a difference! In addition to naming opportunities, the Seafarers House is also looking for in-kind donations for a foosball table, outdoor grilling/kitchen, stained glass windows, break room and outdoor furnishings, café tables, and restaurant equipment. For more information, please contact Jennifer Stewart, Executive Director, at 954-734-1583 or visit www.seafarershouse.org.