inGroup, the parent company of inCruises, served as the presenting sponsor of the signature US event for Mercy Ships, a hospital ship that delivers free surgeries and healthcare services to communities without access to safe medical care. The event provided an immersive visual experience that offered attendees a glimpse into the Global Mercy, the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, which is in field service in Sierra Leona, Africa.
Miami business executives and philanthropists raised more than $305,000 in donations and pledges toward the organization’s fundraising goal of $600,000. These funds will support Mercy Ship patients through surgery and recovery.
“We first became aware of Mercy Ships three years ago in a vulnerable time for the global travel industry and immediately fell in love with how profoundly Mercy Ships serves, and even transforms those who are vulnerable,” said Michael Hutchison, inGroup Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer. “Their mission aligns perfectly with our core ‘live to give’ value and our overarching desire to always lead with love. We have only become more passionate about the hope and healing they deliver and are deeply grateful for the opportunity to support their transformational journey!”