Leading With Compassion During COVID-19
At Mercy Ships Canada, your support allows us to provide free, life-changing surgeries to those in need. While COVID-19 has physically prevented people from coming together this past year, it has not stopped communities from uniting to help transform medical care to those who need it most in this world. Here’s one story of a local business that led with compassion during this trying time – and how it resulted in one of our newest volunteers.
In early March, the COVID-19 vaccination plan was underway in Canada, but the challenges of the pandemic were still felt by many. As a small business, Parametric Pro Consulting – a local consulting firm based in Victoria, BC – understood the impact of COVID-19 on today’s organizations, as well as the power of community support. For the past few months, Parametric Pro Consulting had shared an office space with members of our team, leading to casual hallway conversations and elevator interactions. While the firm had been familiar with Mercy Ships Canada, their Vice President knew it was the perfect time to extend a helping hand.
After connecting with our team, Parametric Pro Consulting was ready to help and – more importantly – they knew exactly how to help. One of the firm’s current co-op students, Marissa Louie, had expressed a strong interest in finding a way to create a positive social change in her community. With this understanding, we were immediately introduced to Marissa, which led to the beginning of her volunteer journey with us.
Marissa is a fourth-year commerce student at the University of Victoria. Two years ago, she worked at a non-profit organization that was dedicated to improving access to healthcare for kids across Vancouver Island. Through this experience, Marissa instantly realized her passion for helping others. Specifically, she was motivated to use her writing skills to share the stories of meaningful causes and inspire others.
“I can’t wait to start volunteering with Mercy Ships Canada. In the next few weeks, I have the opportunity to participate in StoryBrand training, which will help me better understand Mercy Ships Canada’s messaging. Moreover, it’s exciting to see how the organization is redefining today’s definition of medical care. I have witnessed the impact of improving access to healthcare on a local scale, and I am excited to bring this enthusiasm to a global scale. “
Through stories like Parametric Pro Consulting, we are reminded of the value of supporting each other during difficult times. We are so thankful for our volunteers, supporters, and partners who have continued to help us bring hope and healing to those in need for nearly 40 years. If you are interested in getting involved, visit our Volunteer and Get Involved pages to see how you can help today!
As we approach the close of this year, let us take a moment to reflect on the challenges and trials faced by so many, especially those who have experienced profound loss. This season, while we gather with loved ones to celebrate, let’s also remember those who are still suffering, those who have lost their way, and those who have lost their faith in a better tomorrow.
During this holiday season, we invite you to join us in this mission of compassion, faith, and renewal.
Your generosity can make a real and lasting impact.
This Christmas season, let’s come together as a community of faith and support to bring restoration to people who have lost so much. Mercy Ships Canada is on a mission to heal and transform the lives of Children and adults in need. Your gift, rooted in faith, can make a significant difference in the lives of countless people. Your support will bring back smiles, health, and faith to children and adults who have suffered for far too long. Donate today and make this Christmas truly meaningful.
At Mercy Ships Canada, we serve those who have lost hope, bringing healing and transformation. Our volunteers, inspired by their faith, work selflessly to perform surgeries that renew not only bodies but also faith and hope. This Christmas, be a part of the miracle by making a donation to Mercy Ships Canada. Your contribution will help renew faith and offer a second chance at life. Together, we can make a significant impact on those who have suffered for too long.
As we approach the holiday season, we are reminded of the immense power of faith and the importance of giving back to those in need. This Christmas, you have the opportunity to be a beacon of hope, healing and transformation for those who need it most.
Your support this Christmas will not only change lives but also reaffirm the spirit of giving and faith. Join us in spreading love, hope, and healing.
Make a donation today, and together, we can transform the lives of people who have lost so much.
Our journey continues, and we’re excited to have you by our side as we embark on new adventures of compassion and change.
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