Stories About the Children

You Can Still Build a Shoebox Online!

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Relief Efforts Continue Across Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria toppled a palm tree onto a corner of Gigi’s home in Puerto Rico. For weeks after, every time it rained hard, water leaked into her house. As an elderly woman living by herself, there was little she thought she could do. So, she was grateful this fall when a Samaritan’s Purse team came [&hellip

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Emergency Relief Brought to Central Vietnam

Smiles stretched ear to ear this week as thousands of Typhoon Damrey survivors received relief items, sent by Samaritan’s Purse and distributed by local partners throughout five provinces surrounding Da Nang. The persistent rain that continues to fall even after the typhoon has long passed is adding to the already flooded streets and fields of [&hellip

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There’s Still Time to Give: See Our Christmas Catalog

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Retired Washington State Couple Crosses Country to Work at Shoebox Processing Center

David and Marjorie Van Boven of Blaine, Washington, wanted to do something purposeful in their retirement, so they signed up to serve on staff for 4-5 weeks at the Operation Christmas Child Processing Center in Boone, North Carolina. One of eight shoebox processing centers across the country, the Boone Processing Center welcomes thousands of volunteers [&hellip

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3 Ways to Spread the Gift of Good News This Christmas

Christmas is the time of year when we’re reminded of the good tidings of great joy that brought us the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Faithful Christians around the world are dedicated to making this Good News known in hard-to-reach areas. By providing them with the right tools and materials, we can help [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Medical Equipment to Help Rohingya Refugees

As large groups of Rohingya refugees continue to flee from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh, Samaritan’s Purse is extending our response to care for these desperate people in Jesus’ Name. On Dec. 10 our DC-8 plane landed in Bangladesh with 20 tons of surgical supplies and other medical equipment. The materials will help double the capacity [&hellip

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Mobile Medical Teams Complete Work on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico’s coasts and mountains on Sept. 20 ripping up power lines, destroying bridges, tossing off roofs, and precipitating a gasoline shortage. In the wake of the storm, many people found themselves in a soaked home, without electricity and without running water. Those on the island who were already battling serious [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Samaritan’s Purse has a disaster assistance response team (DART) on the ground to assist increasingly anguished Rohingya refugees fleeing from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh. Thousands leave each day. So far, more than 600,000 refugees have made the arduous journey to escape since late August. They arrive in the crowded, squalid camp along the border tired [&hellip

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Franklin Graham Thanks Shoebox Processing Center Volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham thanked volunteers and staff during a Nov. 28 community celebration at Operation Christmas Child’s shoebox processing center in Charlotte, North Carolina. He commended workers for their ongoing efforts in preparing shoebox gifts for distribution to children in more than 100 countries. Through Operation Christmas Child, children are learning the true [&hellip

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