Help Hurricane Matthew Survivors

Bringing Relief to the Caribbean and U.S. Coast After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds as the powerful storm's fierce winds and pelting rains hammered Haiti, clipped eastern Cuba, and then bashed the Bahamas. The deadly storm brought pounding rain and record-breaking flooding to the Carolinas, making landfall between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our U.S. Disaster Relief teams have deployed to multiple areas in North and South Carolina to help homeowners in Jesus' Name.

Samaritan's Purse has airlifted over 160 tons of hygiene kits, household water filters, blankets, heavy-duty plastic sheeting, and other needed relief supplies to Haiti on our DC-8 in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. A Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is working with our field staff to coordinate the distribution of these items to thousands of suffering Haitians on the Tiburon peninsula.

The medical personnel on our DART have also established two cholera treatment centers in southwestern Haiti to help those afflicted by the deadly waterborne disease. In addition to dealing with the outbreak, our doctors and nurses are also treating people injured in the hurricane or struggling with illness. Our water, sanitation, and hygiene specialists are working to improve sanitary conditions in the wake of the storm.

Matthew, which was the most powerful hurricane to affect the Caribbean in nearly a decade, struck Haiti's southern region in the early morning hours of October 4, causing deadly flooding. Waters from the Category 4 storm collapsed bridges, destroyed homes, and ruined crops in a country still attempting to recover after a massive earthquake in 2010. Many people were living in makeshift shelters before Matthew hit.

An airlift also went to the Bahamas. The DC-8 transported 20 tons of hygiene kits, water filters, blankets, and heavy-duty plastic sheeting, as well as a small DART team.

Pray for the people of Haiti and other Caribbean nations as they recover from this catastrophe. Pray also for those affected by the storm in the Carolinas. Pray for our staff as they provide help and hope in Jesus' Name.