It’s great to hear that Bridgestone has donated tyres to Mercy Ships, an international charity that delivers “hope and healing” to the world’s forgotten poor, for the third consecutive year.
The rugged 4×4 Dueler tyres will enable Mercy Ships vehicles to travel across difficult terrain to reach remote medical facilities and development sites in West Africa.
The charity runs hospital ships with multi-national staff to bring medical services to some of the world’s poorest regions.
In recent years it has focused on the massive need for healthcare assistance in West Africa which has led to the establishment of permanent land-based clinics. The charity also helps local communities develop sustainable water, sanitation and education programmes.
The consignment of Dueler 694 4×4 tyres will be used on Mercy Ships’ fleet of 4-wheel drive Nissans. As an On/Off road tyre, the Dueler 694 is ideal for the mixed use and rough conditions faced by Mercy Ship vehicles around towns, air strips and ports.
Delighted Johan Vroege, Procurement Manager for Mercy Ships Netherlands, welcomed the donation and said: “Our vehicles face very difficult conditions in Africa, even in towns. These tyres will make the job just a little bit easier.”
Bert van Dijk, Mercy Ships Belgium director, added: “This gift-in-kind donation by Bridgestone is a perfect example of how corporate involvement keeps Mercy Ships moving to bring hope and healing to the poor.”
Oliver Hall, Operations Team