My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mercy Ships Operations, Lindale, TX, USA
United in amnesia the nations of the world ignore the plight of these forgotten poor, the obviously hideous to behold, the sanctioned cursed to avoid, and pungent to expel. For this is the desperate plight of those the Mercy Ships family make daily sacrifice for, serving those with deforming facial gliomas, cleft lipped babies and those unfortunate women with obstetric trauma (VVF). Restoring them to their humanity through making available all the modernities of an advanced health care system is Mercy Ships focus. All volunteers pay to help. Their mission and message is unique: we hear the desperate cry for help and we come to serve you, and when we do, we sacrifice a great deal by paying our own way. We love you so much we will pay to help you and we leave behind a plethora of missed worldly opportunities to do so. And you're worth it! As one Mercy Ships volunteer put it: 'I came expecting to give, but I got so much more (paraphrase) Humanity finds meaning in giving, and Mercy Ships excels as being a worthy vehicle to allowing mankind to do so. To receive by giving!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
as far as mission, stay the course! If it ain't broke don't fix it. However, engaging large organizations for them to share the vision is time consuming. PR trips, previously plentiful, are now decelatory to their mission. They forge ahead full steam in providing care. And so it should be! Raising funds distracts from their engaging world governments/corporations. The delicate balance of serving and seeking funding we can solve. Donate self and time!
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