HAL cleans up the homeless

//HAL cleans up the homeless

At the end of this month I will be flying to Fort Lauderdale to board Eurodam for a week cruising the Caribbean.
A week or so later, the left-over shower gel, shampoos and lotions from my bathroom will be helping the Florida homeless.
Cruise line Holland America has come to the aid of the city’s Co-operative Feeding Program, a charity which provides a soup kitchen, used clothing and HIV tests for the city’s poor and homeless.
The charity was about to close down its showers because it could not afford soap until HAL, which already operates a similar scheme in Seattle, stepped in.
In addition to weekly donations of individual-sized toiletries, HAL will provide items such as towels, linens, dishes, cookware, silverware, televisions and mattresses.
But there was me, thinking the crew got to use all the bathroom left-overs that the passengers hadn’t stuffed into their luggage . . .

By | 2009-02-03T22:48:20+00:00 3 February 2009|Cruise News|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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