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Old 07-10-2019, 07:08 PM
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Anyone heard of this? https://www.mercyships.org/who-we-are/our-ships/

Got a flier today, I mostly only donate to St.Jude, but this seemed pretty cool that it's a big *** hospital ship that floats around and helps people. Was thinking of giving a little, but not sure if it's legit and it doesn't have ratings on charitywatch.org.
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there was a relatively local girl who spent a while working on one and writing a blog. I followed it for a while. seems legit.

https://megisinafrica.blogspot.com/
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Looks like it helps people mostly overseas. Plenty of people here could probably use the help. St. Jude is a nice donation.
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Check out the tv series "The Surgery Ship" on the Nat Geo channel.

It'll blow your mind.
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Originally Posted by Kevin-2001C5 View Post
Looks like it helps people mostly overseas. Plenty of people here could probably use the help. St. Jude is a nice donation.
there is also make a wish. nothing worse than seeing really sick kids, but not much better than allowing them a few happy days with their families.
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Have a rich client and she and her rich (rich) Dad volunteered 2 weeks on one Mercy ship which docked at a Harbor in Africa.
So many desperate people would swarm each harbor, they lined Containers as fences, stacked 2 high, and in effect
herded desperately poor people to treatment. they could not have a swarm.
These were ill, dirt poor people in dire straights.
She was crying while she told the story - some so desperately ill they might die while waiting - for want of antibiotics..
US should stop sending $ to these corrupt .govs, and fund stuff like this. Many of the Doctors go without pay.

Some of the people came 10, 20 50 miles. On foot mostly. Barefoot.
Thinking about it, I really don't have any troubles today.

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Imagine the feeling of the populace, though, when that Big, White Mercy ship weighs anchor and leaves
for another harbor? A sinking feeling? Then I bet they beat feet to the next harbor. Their leaders are a stain on History.
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Ya, sad sitch. Thanks for the personal accounts. Seems legit, Iíll see how it goes, appreciate it!
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Not to be confused with the
USNS Mercy
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You know what? If that ship helps ten thousand of people per year and helps create Hope in Hundreds of thousands of people -
THAT'S A GOOD THING.,
I don't care if the CEO makes $50 million a year. He's doing a good job.

The CEO of our local Electric provider makes $23 million and they do a terrible job.
THAT is disgraceful.
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Not to be confused with the
USNS Mercy
There IS no equal.
They Expropriated the name, I'm sure due to the PERFECT NAME theory.
Which I am not sure is a theory, it is Practice -
What Better Name can you come up with?
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Actually, I think another ship was called "Comfort".. am I correct?

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Originally Posted by mchar View Post
from the link I provided to her old blog:
Mercy Ships M/V Africa Mercy
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Originally Posted by mchar View Post
Actually, I think another ship was called "Comfort".. am I correct?
USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy they provide ongoing humanitarian Aid and serve as Combat Hospital ships during conflict

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I have heard of the Mercy ships. They seem legit to me.
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Originally Posted by Kevin-2001C5 View Post
Looks like it helps people mostly overseas. Plenty of people here could probably use the help. St. Jude is a nice donation.
Most people here have access to hospitals. Also when natural disasters happen here, we send in the military and they build a hospital in a walmart parking lot. The mercy ships focus on places that don't have that kind of access.
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Didn't Project HOPE have their own mercy ship back in the 70's? I remember walking in the Hike For Hope in Rochester,NY (25 miles) and I'm pretty sure the money collected went to help support the ship.
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Originally Posted by Carguy2112 View Post
Most people here have access to hospitals. Also when natural disasters happen here, we send in the military and they build a hospital in a walmart parking lot. The mercy ships focus on places that don't have that kind of access.
So does the US Navy with the USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort, except they provide A LOT more assistance than the Mercy Ships, solely because they have more money and more facilities on the hospital ships. No you don't hear about it much.. but..
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I hate to say it we should have more than 2 hospital ships in our pocket.
I sincerely Hope and think there are many more.
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