Captain Bos and the Volendam crew showed appreciation of the local boy scout troop of Ketchikan by holding a coin collection on board for a donation. Pilot Eric Collins gratefully accepted the donations made by the Volendam crew and sincerely appreciated the contribution to the local community. In an effort to build stronger relationships with the communities Volendam visits, they plan to contribute in as many ways as possible. This month’s collection came to a bit over $90 and last month the ship donated $109 to Ketchikan’s Little League Baseball program fundraiser. Captain Bos and crew expect to make several more donations before they reposition to Australia and the South Pacific.
Drew Howell is Volendam’s human resources manager.