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NancyAnnRN

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Review for Mercy Ships Operations, Lindale, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I went to Mercy Ships in Togo, Africa, in 2012 to work as a recovery room nurse. It was scary to go by myself for a month, but from the moment I arrived on the ship, I was treated so hospitably and caringly. I was amazed at how they run such a "tight ship" (no pun intended)....so organized and professional. It was a joy to serve the African people who would otherwise not receive medical care for some very serious conditions (in some cases, life-threatening) and to work with nurses and doctors from all over the world in such a wholesome, happy, helpful, fun, rewarding environment. The ship has everything you can possibly need: a library, a pool, a Starbucks, internet corner, movies, guest speakers, worship services, off-ship service opportunities, a store, etc. I made new friends, both co-workers and local African people who are hired to work on the ship. Food was pretty good (a little starchy for my taste) and abundant. I always felt safe and well-cared-for. It has been the highlight of my RN career!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

replicate what they are doing with 100 more ships to send all over the world (if I was rich enough to do that!). Otherwise, I can't think of any complaints. They really have mastered what they do and have thought of everything!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer