Mount Pleasant Magazine Nov/Dec 2023

54 | | around for more than 200 years, initially providing housing to seafarers and opportunities to attend church. The organization’s original hostel still stands on the corner of Market and East Bay streets in downtown Charleston, though the organization no longer owns it. “You can see the anchor and cross on the side of the red brick building,” said Clark. Today, they have four locations on the port, offering a number of important services, including transportation to stores and doctor’s offices, essential supplies, hospitality centers with free Wi-Fi where crew members can connect with their families abroad, and chaplains and ordained ministers who provide spiritual support to those who request it. “We change as the times change,” explained Clark. During the COVID-19 pandemic, crew members weren’t allowed to leave the ships, so the Charleston Port and Seafarers Society partnered with MUSC to open mobile vaccination clinics where seafarers from all over the world, working in close conditions, could receive care. Whether they are delivering Christmas gifts, providing transportation for much-needed medical care or simply a safe and welcoming place to have a Zoom call with faraway family members, the Charleston Port and Seafarers Society is a beacon of light where Christian values and Southern hospitality make seafarers from all over the world feel right at home. holiday cheer Visit to learn more about the Charleston Port and Seafarers Society. Gifts are gathered and moved to the terminals, then delivered to the more than 100 ships that arrive in Charleston during the holiday season. Now Open! We are excited to serve the Mount Pleasant and greater Charleston community. Direct Access is available with no referral required. The specialty outpatient Physical Therapy clinic is founded by Dr. Thomas Nadeau, PT, DPT and Dr. Alexander Nadeau, PT, DPT. 843-284-8092 3014 S. Morgans Point Road Suite D, Mount Pleasant, SC @CoastalCarolinaPhysicalTherapy ber is: ption ge it to: lease his: H Fe L t NOVEMBER 10-DECEMBER 31 AT JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK HOLIDAYFESTIVALOFLIGHTS.COM Sarah Berkey Independent Educational Consultant As a former admissions counselor, and current college planner, I have the expertise to help students and families navigate the admissions process with ease and grace. Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation! Blue Sky College Planning blueskycollegeplanning_