Silversea Cruises crewmembers will receive financial support through voluntary donations made by frequent travelers of the brand.
This is an act of appreciation by Silversea passengers for all the wonderful memories they have created over the years.
This initiative is being organized by Steve and Janet Randall, philanthropists and members of the Venetian Society, these donations would benefit the hundreds of jobless crew members and especially the lowest paid.
The organizers reported that in just five days contributions reached $ 50,000 USD.
Steve Randall explains that the financial aid will be distributed to the crew members with the direct help of Silversea Cruises, also, in his latest update, Mr Randall said that as of Wednesday Silversea Cruises will begin to notify the beneficiaries, in a first group, aimed to those earning less than $ 4000, the support of $ 250 will be reflected.
“What is unique about our decision to organize this is that we are initially directing all donations to what we will refer to as the faceless crew. These are the crew members we never see. Crew members like dishwashers and people who make under $1000 per month and have worked no more than 4-months in 2020. Our goal is to provide each crew member with $250. This group comprises over 200 crew members,” explains Mr. Randall in the fundraiser description.
“Although this is a completely private fund-raising effort which has not been requested or organized by the company, we couldn’t have done this without the support of Silversea Cruises and the Royal Caribbean Group, and in particular, Fernando Barroso de Oliveira, Silversea’s President’s Ambassador to the Venetian Society and Heidi Wenger, Silversea’s Director Fleet HR and Crewing. These individuals have committed to assist us in disbursing the funds raised to the crew.”
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