Save & transform lives today.

Globally, 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery. Children, teens, and adults suffer and die every day from treatable causes, and one child in eight will die before age 5. That’s why we’ve worked to provide free surgeries and medical care to people in need for over 40 years. And why we won’t stop until everyone has access to the care they need.
Ulrich Age 12

Ulrich, age 12 | Cameroon

Save & transform lives today.

Ulrich Age 12

Ulrich, age 12 | Cameroon

Hope & Healing

For over 40 years Mercy Ships has been providing hope and healing around the world.

 

Over 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast. That’s why our ships are the best way to reach people with personalized, state-of-the-art medical care. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without.

 

Together, we are saving lives.
Join us.

A life transformed.
Ulrich Using Walking Sticks

Ulrich learned to adapt to his condition using walking sticks to get around.

Meet Ulrich                                                         Age 12     |    Cameroon

Ulrich was born with muscles in his legs that didn’t develop at the same rate as his bones, leaving his legs bent drastically backward. The severity of his condition and the lack of available healthcare left Ulrich unnaturally bent over.

Despite constant stares and ridicule, Ulrich learned to adapt to his condition. Then Ulrich arrived on the Africa Mercy and underwent several complex surgeries to straighten his legs.

Now standing tall, Ulrich looks his future in the eye!

Ulrich undergoes physical therapy to strengthen his legs.

Ulrich delights in his straightened legs.

Ships like no other.

Global Mercy
Africa Mercy Ship

Powered by love, hope, and mercy.

Focused

Our non-emergency hospital ships stay in port for 10-months at a time to help the most people and build long-term medical capacity in the areas we serve.

Accessible

Many communities have little to no access to timely, safe, affordable surgical care, so we work to answer the call of providing free surgery to those in need.

Volunteer led

Volunteers are the heart of our work. Doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers and more, form over 50 nations pay their own way to give their time, talent, and hearts to help transform the lives of others.

Charitable

Our ships are the world’s largest civilian hospital ships and our nonprofit mission is possible thanks to corporate donations of supplies and the gifts of generous people like you.

Transformative

More than 2 million lives around the world have been impacted surfical care, medical training, infrastructure development.

Hope & Healing

For over 40 years Mercy Ships has been providing hope and healing around the world.

 

Over 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast. That’s why our ships are the best way to reach people with personalized, state-of-the-art medical care. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without.

 

Together, we are saving lives. Join us.

A life transformed.

Ulrich was born with muscles in his legs that didn’t develop at the same rate as his bones, leaving his legs bent drastically backward. The severity of his condition and the lack of available healthcare left Ulrich unnaturally bent over.

Ulrich Using Walking Sticks
Then Ulrich arrived on the Africa Mercy and underwent several complex surgeries to straighten his legs.

Now, Ulrich stands tall and looks his future in the eye!

Ships like

no other.

Global Mercy

Powered by love, hope, and mercy.

Africa Mercy Ship

Focused

Our non-emergency hospital ships stay in port for 10-months at a time to help the most people and build long-term medical capacity in the areas we serve.

Accessible

Many communities have little to no access to timely, safe, affordable surgical care, so we work to answer the call of providing free surgery to those in need.

Volunteer led

Volunteers are the heart of our work. Doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers and more, form over 50 nations pay their own way to give their time, talent, and hearts to help transform the lives of others.

Charitable

Our ships are the world’s largest civilian hospital ships and our nonprofit mission is possible thanks to corporate donations of supplies and the gifts of generous people like you.

Transformative

More than 2 million lives around the world have been impacted surfical care, medical training, infrastructure development.

Help transform lives.

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Mercy Ships
P.O. Box 1930
Garden Valley, TX 75771
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Give us a call. We are happy to help you.
Or donate by mail.
Send your gift to:
Mercy Ships
P.O. Box 1930
Garden Valley, TX 75771