El Faro 33

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 © American Maritime Officer

Mending A Heart will initiate, fund and direct continued search efforts for the missing crew as a rescue or recovery mission. It will also assist families emotionally, financially, administratively and spiritually to help provide healing and closure for these families.


LaShawn was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was 32 years old when the El Faro sank on October 1, 2015. He was engaged to be married to Vanna Jules. He had three children - two daughters, Lashanny Rivera and Tatiana Rivera, and one son, Yael Rivera.


Frank James Hamm, III was a man of God who adored his family. He loved hanging out and doing enjoyable things with all five of his kids and three grandchildren. He was a hardworking man who provided for his family. In his private time, he enjoyed hanging out in his man cave. If  you wanted a trip around the world, Frank's man cave was it. Hats, postcards, magnets, shot glasses and money from all over the world covered the wall and filled the room. 


Roosevelt Clark was a father of five. He was a God fearing man who loved going to sea. He had been in this line of work for 20 years.


OCTOBER 1, 2016

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 © TOTE Maritime

A very special thanks to Jared Chambers for providing the beautiful video featured on this page.