Your compassionate support has helped make Mercy Ships history! For 40 years, generous supporters like you have helped bring hope and healing and today we celebrate a milestone that you are a part of — the 100,000th surgical procedure!

A few days ago a volunteer onboard the Africa Mercy carried a sweet little girl into the operating room for a life-changing surgery. From the screening team that scheduled the surgery to the volunteer who will remove the bandages, many hands and hearts are involved in our young patient’s journey to healing — and her new smile will live in each of them! This is the legacy that you are supporting.

This milestone means that lives have been restored and nations have been strengthened, and YOUR support has helped make this possible!

YOU helped make it possible for the lame to walk, the blind to see, and so much more! Thank you!




ABOUT MERCY SHIPS:  Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1 billion, treating more than 2.5 million direct beneficiaries. Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,600 volunteers from more than 40 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. Learn more about who we are.


For More Information:

Contact: Laura Rebouche ́
U.S. National Media Relations Director Mercy Ships
Office:+1 903.939.7000
Direct:+1 903.939.7127

For Int’l: Diane Rickard
International Media Relations Manager Mercy Ships

Hi-res photos and general Mercy Ships B-Roll video footage are available upon request.