Letter of thanks
‘Mercy Ships’ provides free surgery and medical care, and partners with local communities to improve health care, offering training and advice, materials and hands-on assistance.
The ships are crewed by doctors, nurses, water engineers and agriculturalists visiting some of the world’s poorest countries, who offer their services free of charge. They bring hope and healing to thousands of people who could never have believed it possible.
They have worked in 50 developing countries throughout Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific region. Most recently they have focused on the massive need in West Africa.
Docking in port cities by invitation of the government and conducting 3-10 month periods of field service, the ships offer vital health services and developmental programmes free of charge. They also have land-based programmes on specific field projects, working alongside the ships.
They raise funding from churches or civic groups to cover their expenses and help fund projects, and have given relief to such disasters as the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
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