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Hurricane Irma: Samaritans Purse deploys disaster response teams to Florida and the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: Samaritans Purse deploys disaster response teams to Florida and the Caribbean. Samaritan’s Purse disaster response teams are helping thousands of families devastated by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and on the coast of Florida. The North Carolina-based organization is airlifting emergency supplies to storm-ravaged Caribbean islands, and two disaster relief units are on the way to Southwest Florida to provide aid to families reeling from the storm. International relief organization aids Hurricane Irma victims across the storm’s track.

Samaritans Purse deploys disaster response teams to Florida and the Caribbean

Hurricane Irma: Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Disaster Response Teams to Florida and the Caribbean. Similar to this team that was sent following the devastating flooding in Greenbriar, West Virginia, in June 2016, Samaritan's Purse volunteers gathered to pray before starting relief work.

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Disaster Response Teams to Florida and the Caribbean. Similar to this team that was sent following the devastating flooding in Greenbriar, West Virginia, in June 2016, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers gathered to pray before starting relief work.

More than two dozen disaster response specialists are distributing emergency supplies to some 4,000 families in the Caribbean, including emergency shelter materials, water purification units, food, blankets and hygiene kits. The organization’s DC-8 cargo plane has already transported more than 40 tons of aid and will continue to deliver critical supplies to islands in need.

Samaritan’s Purse is also responding to help families devastated by the storm in Southwest Florida. Two Disaster Relief Units, stocked with chainsaws, generators and tools, will serve as command centers to help affected families. Teams of volunteers will help homeowners recover by tearing out damaged drywall, removing flooring, tarping roofs and clearing debris.

leveled islands in the Caribbean and devastated the Florida coast

“Hurricane Irma leveled islands in the Caribbean and devastated the Florida coast,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are taking critically needed supplies to storm survivors and coming alongside affected families. We want to meet their physical needs while showing them the love of Jesus Christ. Please pray for all those affected by this horrific storm.”

 

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team will be working alongside Samaritan’s Purse in Florida to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement.

Samaritan’s Purse has helped more than 34,000 families in 35 U.S. states following floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires and ice storms. Currently, five disaster response teams are working in Texas to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, completing more than 480 requests for help in the first two weeks.

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For more information about how to help or volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse, go to spvolunteernetwork.org. Donations to help with the hurricane relief efforts can be made at samaritanspurse.org.

Press release from DeMoss & Samaritan’s Purse including the images used.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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