Provide welfare packs to visiting ships crew calling Mackay-Hay Point as crew not allowed to come ashore
Pre COVID-19 visiting seafarers were allowed shore leave and would come to our centre for shore leave and purchases. Now we have COVID-19, due to government and port restrictions seafarers are not permitted to come ashore at our ports and have to remain on board their vessels - no contect with their families, no purchasing of private requirements, very limited medical assistance. Their mental state now suffering continually with these restrictions. We have commenced in purchasing, packaging and delivering welfare packs to the ships crews visiting at our Ports. Our organisation requires assistance in purchasing these products to allow us to continue our welfare support and mission to these crews. Currently many ships crews employment contracts are expired and they cannot get off the ships to returen home again due to COVID-19 restrictions. They all need our help. Seafarers are the forgotten frontline employment group during this difficult time.