Friend Ships

Address

1019 North 1st Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 433-5022

www.friendships.org

Date of Official Change:

January 2, 2016

AKA:

Port Mercy

Description:

8:00am-10:00am (Saturday hours for tours only, must call ahead to schedule)

Friend Ships provides food, medicine, clothing, and other critical life support relief items to people in need, throughout the world. We own and operate our own ocean-going ships and distribute food. International operations have recently expanded and now include a program in Honduras to provide trade school training, Bible studies, agricultural development and community services programs to people in impoverished communities.

Friend Ships Unlimited (AKA Park West Children's Fund, Inc.) is dedicated to fulfilling the Biblical scriptures that teach us to help people in times of need and to encourage others to do likewise. The organization works through the collection, delivery and distribution of food, medical supplies, clothing, and building materials and by providing medical services, emergency relief and training. We provide aid to people of all races, nationalities, and religion. Programs give help to children, families and individuals who are impoverished, refugees and/or victims of natural emergencies and to the institutions who assist them.

In Lake Charles, Louisiana
Port Mercy is where it all begins and ends! Every mission, every outreach is birthed at the Gulf Coast base that provides a home for our ships, boats, aircraft and all the trucks and heavy equipment necessary to carry out our job.

Friend Ships - Helicopter - in flight Port Mercy is where StoreHouse One collects and distributes food to local organizations on a daily basis; where our equipment receives care and maintenance between missions; where we gather, organize and store humanitarian aid; select and train new crew.

It is home to the Sea Hawk program and houses our main office where voyages are conceived and planned, resources are developed and channeled and all the basic administrative tasks carried out on a regular basis.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am-12pm (Saturday hours for tours only, must call ahead to schedule)

Intake Process:

Those who wish to volunteer must complete an application

Program Fees:

None

Languages:

English, Spanish

Eligibility:

None

Handicap Accessible?

Yes

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

January 2, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency utilizes volunteers for food service, help with mechanics, office work, groundskeeping, house keeping, construction, welding, media, driving, fitness instruction - to volunteer must fill out the Volunteer Application / Contact office or our website for more information

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1019 North 1st Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Mailing

1019 North 1st Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contacts

Don or Sandra Tipton

Primary Contact

info@friendships.org

Phone Numbers

Main Phone

(337) 433-5022

Fax

(337) 433-3433

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

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