Port Mercy, the 20- acre Friend Ships home base in Lake Charles, Louisiana is where planning, preparation, and logistics take place for all missions, domestic and international. Here we house our ships, full-time volunteers, equipment, and supplies. We collect commodities for humanitarian aid and distribute them to organizations that assist the homeless, sick, impoverished, or victims of natural disasters, human trafficking, or war.
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Other Projects at Port Mercy
Other ongoing projects include restoring Port Mercy from hurricane damage we suffered to buildings and equipment and repairs, maintenance and upgrades to Friend Ships Integrity, an amazing tool for disaster relief. The ship carries 1000 tons of cargo, is able to house a larg
Wondering how you can help?
Get Involved - Serve with us
Your service can make a big difference at Port Mercy in Lake Charles, LA – Long-term or short-term. (Teams or groups are welcome to email us for availability).
Friend Ships rescues useable food that would otherwise be destroyed and distributes it to organizations and churches in the community that are assisting the poor, sick, elderly or homeless. To date, 66 million pounds of food has been collected and distributed. Not only is food given to those in need, but the program provides prayer and a personal touch that encourages those who are going through difficult times.
October 3, 2022 – We are providing food to a Lake Charles ministry that provides housing for homeless men and women.
The Riverboat - Refitting and transforming
At Port Mercy
The River Boat is being refitted from a former gambling facility to Christian Conference Center. The River Boat is currently hosting a fellowship service, please contact us for details. Events will grow to include youth seminars, prayer events, worship services, children’s activities, and more.