Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sea Mercy & ShelterBox Working Together in Fiji
It is so encouraging and refreshing to have one of our international aid Non-Government Organization (NGO) partners (ShelterBox) acknowledge Sea Mercy's role and support of their relief programs. Because there is such a battle over international attention and who gets the credit following natural disasters, it is rare for international NGO's to acknowledge the smaller "blue collar" NGO's like Sea Mercy who work tirelessly for them behind the scenes to deliver their aid to the remote islands.
In Tonga, following Cyclone Ian in 2014, and in Vanuatu following Cyclone Pam in 2015, our vessels spent months delivering the international NGO's land-locked aid sitting on the primary islands to the hundreds of remote islands, with rarely a mention in their reports or even a thank you.
"Thank you" ShelterBox for being different. Fortunately our Sea Mercy volunteers and vessels do not give of their time and risk their vessels for the fame, we do it for the people that we love in the South Pacific. However, it is always encouraging to hear from our partners that they appreciate our help.
All the best to you and your efforts around the world and we value your partnership.
See the full story by ShelterBox under the "Sea Mercy in Action" section of this blog.