f8media designed the entire website in Joomla, adding in custom coded donation functionality with the ability for donors to make a donation repeat at designated intervals. The appeal thermometer is a custom flash animation that ties into the database to position the liquid level at the current appeal value entered by the client.
Mercy Ships exists to address the critical shortage of health care services in the developing world. The charity operates a 16,000 ton hospital ship which provides free medical surgeries to the poorest nations of the earth. Manned by volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals, the Africa Mercy performs life-saving surgery for thousands of patients each year.