7 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2018 • Worldwide

Your faithful giving to Samaritan’s Purse this #GivingTuesday can save and change lives by helping us provide for critical needs all over the world. Here are some of the ways you can help support our work and make a difference for eternity!

1. Children with Disabilities

In many places around the world, boys and girls with crippling disabilities live as outcasts, unable to get the care they need. In countries like Iraq, Vietnam, and Kenya, Samaritan’s Purse is helping disabled children by providing crutches, wheelchairs, physical therapy, and special education. Your gift of $250 can help give these youngsters medical treatment and other resources that will enable them to have fuller lives. Most of all, it will give us the opportunity to share God’s love with those who need to know they are precious in His sight. “For I know the plans I have for you … to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, ESV).

2. Care for Desperate Refugees

Families fleeing from violence or famine often cross borders seeking safety and shelter, and find themselves strangers in foreign lands—hungry, thirsty, and in need of refuge. Samaritan’s Purse is offering compassionate care for these refugees by providing food, water, shelter, and other lifesaving essentials. Your gift can help provide basic necessities for a refugee family, offering a tangible expression of Christ’s love in the midst of upheaval and uncertainty.

3. Help Provide Medical Equipment & Supplies

When conflict or disaster strikes, local medical facilities are often left in ruins with no way to care for the sick and injured seeking help. During the battle for Mosul, Iraq, we set up our Emergency Field Hospital—a mobile medical facility outfitted with trauma care and an operating suite—near the front lines of battle, treating critically wounded patients. In Bangladesh, we established a clinic in response to the outbreak of diphtheria that threatened thousands of Rohingya refugees. As Samaritan’s Purse rushes emergency medical care to these disaster zones, we also tell hurting people about Jesus, who can heal their hearts and cleanse them of sin. Your gift will equip our medical teams to respond to the next crisis—saving lives and sharing the hope of the Gospel.

4. Give Communities Access to Clean Water

When you’re parched, nothing matters but finding a drink of water. After hurricanes churned through the Caribbean last year, survivors had no safe source of water until Samaritan’s Purse installed desalination filters. These large filters can purify salty seawater, creating an unending source of drinking water for islanders. Help provide clean water. Your gift makes it possible for us to install water filters, build rainwater collection systems, protect springs, construct latrines, teach hygiene, or meet similar needs in the Name of Jesus.

5. Hot Meals for a Child

Few things nourish the body and soul like a hearty bowl of soup or a steaming plate of meat and veggies. Samaritan’s Purse supports feeding programs in churches, schools, and Christian ministries around the world so that children from poor communities can enjoy a healthy meal. For many of them—like these school children in Bolivia—it may be the only food they eat all day. For just $7, you can provide a week’s worth of hot meals for a child, creating opportunities to share Jesus, the Bread of Life.

6. Bicycles & Vehicles for Evangelism

Samaritan's Purse provides bicycles or other vehicles to evangelists so they can reach isolated communities.For a pastor or evangelist, a faraway village may be hard to access without a means of transportation—but it isn’t out of God’s reach. Samaritan’s Purse is providing evangelists around the world with bicycles, motorbikes, and other practical vehicles, enabling them to reach remote communities where God is preparing hearts to hear and receive His Word. Your gift of $100 can help a Christian leader take the Gospel to those who need to know Jesus. “Now may the God of peace … make you complete in every good work to do His will” (Hebrews 13:20-21).

7. Restore Sight to the Blind

Restore sight to the blindAfter Jesus opened the eyes of the man who was born blind, He revealed Himself as the long-awaited Messiah. The man’s spiritual eyes were opened and he confessed, “Lord, I believe!” (John 9:38). When physical sight is restored, spiritual eyes are often opened to the Savior’s love as well. That’s why Samaritan’s Purse sends medical teams to countries like Liberia and South Sudan, offering cataract surgery for people who would otherwise spend their lives in darkness. As their bandages are removed and they see clearly, many patients are placing their faith in Jesus Christ.