October 11, 2015
Dear alumni and friends,
We hear that you want to do something for the unthinkable tragedy of the El Faro. We join in your heartbreak and attempts at understanding how this can happen in today’s day and age. The FSMAA Chaplain, Fr. John Farrell, writes a note of condolence and PRAYER HERE.
At this time, we are directing people who want to donate to the wife and daughter of Chief Engineer Richard Pusatere, Fort Schuyler Class of 2003, to the GoFundMe site arranged by the family and friends of Rich: www.GoFundMe.com/RichPusatere
Additionally, TOTE Maritime, owners of the El Faro, said that it has set up a family relief fund for the 33 families of the crew. The fund will be held and administered by the Seamen’s Church Institute. The President and CEO of TOTE Anthony Chiarello, says, “The fund will ensure that 100% of all gifts goes directly to the families as they deal with the loss of a loved one. We continue to keep the families and loved ones of the crew of the El Faro in our thoughts and prayers.” https://donate.seamenschurch.org/el-faro
Rich’s classmates are organizing a fundraiser for this Thursday, October 15, 2015, details:
Maggy Williams Giunco