Remember Mercy Ships in Your Will
To make a bequest you need to have a will. Making a will is essential, whatever your age. If you haven’t made a will, your money and possessions may not be distributed as you wish. You should always seek legal advice to ensure your will is correctly prepared.
By remembering Mercy Ships in your will, you can help future generations to see, walk or smile for the first time – and even save lives! You can affect whole communities through one of our many development projects. Imagine funding a health clinic, safe water supply or a livestock program for an entire village!
Anything you can give takes us one step closer to a world where nobody is left to suffer simply because they have no access to health care and other basic necessities. This has to be a future worth investing in!
Making a Will
Writing a will is essential if you want your estate to pass to the people you wish to benefit. If you die without one, the law decides how your estate is distributed, and the causes or people you really care about may receive nothing. If no relatives are found, your entire estate goes to the government. Please contact your lawyer about drafting a will that reflects your desire to leave a gift to Mercy Ships. Most of us will never have the opportunity to serve on a Mercy Ship, but that does not mean that we cannot leave a legacy of healing.
Updating an existing Will
If you already have a Will and wish to add a legacy gift to Mercy Ships, the cost may be less than having a new Will written. If you only need to make a few changes, you can make a legal addition to your Will, known as a codicil. Click here to DOWNLOAD a “pro-forma letter” to send to your lawyer regarding adding Mercy Ships as a beneficiary of your Will.
You can leave any type of gift to Mercy Ships — cash, real estate, investments, personal property or a percentage of your whole estate. Whatever the size of your donation, your gift to Mercy Ships will transform lives and bring hope to the hurting.
Contact us to have a conversation (it is helpful to us to have an idea about any particular programmes you would like to support) or to receive more information about wills and bequests.