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About Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund

The Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund is a 501c3 that works to ensure that maritime employees in coastal and surrounding counties in Texas have access to financial assistance during major medical emergencies. The Fund was created in memory of Jerry Nagel, who was a leader in the breakbulk industry and was honored as the 2012 Maritime Person of the Year by the Greater Houston Port Bureau.

Annual Golf Tournament Review 2019

On October 8th, 2019 The Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund hosted their annual golf tournament, in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Breakbulk Americas. This year's event was held at Hermann Park Golf Course under glorious blue skies and mild temps. This event sold out almost 2 months in advance and attracted 144 golfers and record sponsor support. The tournament raised in excess of $60k [...]

Annual Golf Tournament Review 20192019-10-15T19:14:47-05:00

Anna and Cody Foley

"It is with the utmost appreciation for all the financial support and attention for my family, myself, and our situation that you all have given to us. I am going to list some of the things that you have done for us. Assistance with mortgage payments, utilities, medical bills, automobile payments, and more. Since my second stroke December 3, 2017, and my diagnosed prostate cancer [...]

Anna and Cody Foley2019-01-14T15:28:14-06:00

Jason Strickland

"I wanted to let you know that I received the assistance check yesterday evening. My wife and I are at her pre-op visits today and are preparing for her surgery on November 13th. The assistance that y'alls organization has provided allows us to focus more on her care and recovery than on the financial crisis that we would have been left in. There are no [...]

Jason Strickland2018-12-11T20:43:53-06:00

Judith Okani Brown

"Life can be such an uphill battle. Therefore, when you encounter a group who helps make the climb easier, you can do nothing but feel endless appreciation. My original diagnosis of breast cancer was in 2009. I was blessed enough to go into remission in 2010. This year, I came out of remission and to make things more complicated, the cancer spread. So many thoughts [...]

Judith Okani Brown2018-12-11T20:13:31-06:00

Linda Nagel

"My late husband, Jerry's health struggles were long and difficult, as many of you gave witness. His battle with fibrosis of the lungs was not just a physical battle, it was an emotional and financial battle as well. Many of you have probably witnessed others go through a similar health crisis. Jerry loved the shipping industry. It was his belief that the people gave purpose [...]

Linda Nagel2018-12-11T20:14:19-06:00

Maritime Workers Fundraiser at Breakbulk Americas Houston

PRESS RELEASE October 18,2018 Houston, Texas – The Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund, an industry non-profit group formed to assist maritime families alleviate financial stress during times of medical crisis hosted a golf tournament in conjunction with Breakbulk Americas Conference in Houston. The event was held on two golf courses at the Wildcat Golf Club with over 200 golfers in attendance. Due to the generous [...]

Maritime Workers Fundraiser at Breakbulk Americas Houston2018-11-14T04:26:00-06:00

Maritime Workers Fundraiser Huge Success Despite Harvey!

PRESS RELEASE Nov 16, 2017 Houston, Texas- The Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund, an industry non-profit group formed to assist maritime families alleviate financial stress during times of medical crisis held their third annual golf tournament Thursday, November 9, 2017. Fund President Stephen Garifalos with BNSF Logistics said, “The Fund Board of Directors are very excited to report a successful tournament despite the challenge [...]

Maritime Workers Fundraiser Huge Success Despite Harvey!2018-11-14T14:41:48-06:00

Shipping: Small Industry With a Big Heart

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Oct 21, 2017 9:00AM EDT For a global industry, the shipping business is remarkably small. People who enter the field tend to stay in it. Even if they change companies for career growth or because of mergers or acquisitions, they usually remain part of a community of people who have shared good times and bad. One characteristic of a true [...]

Shipping: Small Industry With a Big Heart2018-11-14T04:24:45-06:00