December Tornado Response

Samaritan's Purse is responding in Arkansas and Kentucky following a deadly outbreak of more than 50 tornadoes that stretched across multiple states. The international Christian relief organization deployed Disaster Response Units—tractor trailers stocked with tools and equipment—to northeastern Arkansas and the Bowling Green and Mayfield communities in Kentucky.

Press Releases

  • December 11

    Samaritan’s Purse Rushes Help in the Wake of Deadly Tornados

    Samaritan's Purse deployed disaster response teams to Mayfield, Kentucky and Monette, Arkansas in response to the deadly tornadoes that spawned overnight.

Fact Sheets

Key Quotes

  • Franklin Graham

    President of Samaritan’s Purse

    “Join me in praying for these hurting families—many who have lost loved ones. Samaritan's Purse is on the ground to help in Jesus' Name. We want to come alongside these families and help them start to put their lives back together.”

  • Luther Harrison

    Vice President of North American Ministries

    “There are so many families that have been impacted. Our hearts go out to these families as they have lost loved ones and are now trying to pick up the pieces. We look forward to seeing what God will do through us to represent Him and minister to these people.”

B-Roll

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  • Kentucky Tornado Relief

  • Kentucky Tornado

  • Arkansas Volunteers

Photos

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