Mission to everyone
By Sue Dight - MtSV CEO
How many hands have your single origin coffee beans passed through before arriving at your lips? Concrete, cars, coffee and Converse all arrive via the sea.
As we keep breathing our collective sigh of relief at 8am every morning when the announcement is made “no local cases” - the freedom of movement that we have continues.
But not everyone has that freedom of movement; Seafarers that have kept us going are still denied shore leave when they arrive in the Port of Melbourne, even if they’ve been travelling for more than 14 days on the oceans to deliver our coffee beans. Until they are declared key workers and given priority for the vaccines, they will continue to suffer in isolation.
We are caring for them by continuing to deliver care packs and the essentials they ask for. You can help us to care for them by helping us with the cost of delivery fees for the goods that our charity partner Good360 Australia are able to secure for us. For $5000 worth of goods we need $320 of donations for the delivery.
You can donate directly on our website or drop in and support our vital work by having a coffee, a drink or attending one of our great events coming up. Shantily Clad Sea Shanty night, the Melbourne Celtic Festival or our Sunday sessions. All details are on our website
See you at the Mission! •