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Samaritan’s Purse Volunteers at Work in Storm-Torn Southeast

Samaritan’s Purse teams are on the ground in Selma, Alabama, and Griffin, Georgia, after a violent and deadly storm system swept across the Southeast on Thursday night, Jan. 12. Two Disaster Relief Units—tractor trailers stocked with equipment and supplies—are in position in the two locations. Volunteers started work in both Alabama and Georgia on Sunday,…

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Restoring ‘Home Sweet Home’ in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian hovered over the northern Bahamas in September 2019 and destroyed the very fabric of life. Homes and their precious contents were lost in the storm—the remnants scattered in debris across the islands. “You have to have a home—that’s the foundation of family,” said Robinson Weatherford, pastor of International Gospel Mission in Marsh Harbour,…

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Samaritan’s Purse Continues Work in the Devastated Bahamas

Roland counted 15 dead bodies floating in the water the day after Hurricane Dorian finally released the Abaco Islands from its deadly grip. The storm completely flattened every home in Roland’s neighborhood. “Nothing is here. I have no place to live. I have no job,” he said. The restaurant where Roland worked is gone. The…

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‘Water Is Gold in the Bahamas’

When Hurricane Dorian tore through Freeport, Grand Bahama, in September 2019, a massive storm surge swept seawater inland about two miles and into many of the wells on the island. “The entire water table has been compromised. It’s still quite salty,” said Pastor Keith Russell of First Baptist Church six months after Dorian devastated the…

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Franklin Graham Sees Ongoing Recovery Work in the Bahamas

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham met Jan. 17 with local officials in the Bahamas as well as several families helped by relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. In our initial response to Hurricane Dorian, Samaritan’s Purse distributed over 360 metric tons of emergency relief supplies and provided more than 1 million liters of…

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Relief Arriving in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

Update for Sept. 23: Samaritan’s Purse is responding in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Fiona hit Sept. 17-18 as a Category 1 storm, tearing through the southern and western parts of the island. We airlifted over 16 tons of emergency relief supplies to Puerto Rico on Thursday, Sept. 22. Materials included 2,200 shelter tarps; two community…

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Cissie Graham Lynch Encourages Bahamians Recovering After Hurricane Dorian

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation, Cissie Graham Lynch and her husband Corey traveled to the Bahamas on Sept. 13 to see the work of Samaritan’s Purse on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. The Lynches met with patients at our Emergency Field Hospital where medical teams have helped alleviate the strain on regional…

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Samaritan’s Purse Distributing Emergency Relief Items in the Abacos

The most terrifying moment for Rosie Meadows during Hurricane Dorian’s relentless thrashing wasn’t when glass exploded from the windows or when the sea churned to such heights that she thought a funnel cloud of ocean water was headed straight for her door. For Rosie, fear overwhelmed her when she heard the children crying and screaming.…

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Helping After Hurricane Ian

Overview Photos Videos Help Victims of Hurricane Ian U.S. Disaster Relief 013622 $ Give Samaritan’s Purse has three Disaster Relief Units in Florida—Fort Myers, Englewood, and Punta Gorda—where volunteers are helping hurting homeowners in Jesus' Name. Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 28, delivering 150-mph winds, heavy rain, and a…

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Congressional Delegation Visits Emergency Field Hospital in the Bahamas

Samaritan’s Purse continues serving hurting families one month after Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strike on the Bahamas. Our mobile Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport on Grand Bahama remains up and running as our team of medical specialists provides quality care for patients in desperate need. We have seen more than 2,700 patients since the hospital opened…

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