Helping in Rock Hill

April 25, 2024 • United States

U.S. Disaster Relief teams are helping South Carolina residents clean up after a storm.

U.S. Disaster Relief

Samaritan’s Purse is responding in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after winds equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane pummeled the area on April 20. Gusts up to 90 mph coupled with hail up to four inches in diameter damaged more than 100 homes and left extensive tree damage. It’s the worst storm to strike the Charlotte suburb in 13 years.

Since Saturday, our teams have been working with local emergency management and church partners to help coordinate our response, particularly for lower income neighborhoods that were hard hit. We sent Disaster Relief Unit #6 from North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to York County to aid in the recovery efforts.

Disaster Relief Unit #6 departs the Wilkes Office and Warehouse en route to South Carolina.

Disaster Relief Unit #6 departs the Wilkes Office and Warehouse en route to South Carolina.

With a large tree down in her yard, one homeowner was sitting on her porch praying for help just when a Samaritan’s Purse team arrived. Seeing these volunteers in orange shirts, she immediately began praising God for His provision!

A team of Samaritan’s Purse volunteers and Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains serve a homeowner in Rock Hill.

Volunteers are continuing to clean up large amounts of debris, but more people are needed to come alongside hurting residents. Oakdale Baptist Church in Rock Hill is serving as our base of operations.


Please pray for those affected by this storm as well as for our teams of staff and volunteers as they serve them in Jesus’ Name.

U.S. Disaster Relief Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of disaster relief volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.

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