Hurricane Dorian Relief Press Kit

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Kaitlyn Lahm

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Photos

These photographs are available for news media outlet use in coverage of Samaritan’s Purse-related stories. If your news outlet uses a photograph, please credit: “Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse.” These photographs are not for commercial use.

Sept. 2019

An Emergency Room patient is transferred to the Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritans' Purse is distributing emergency shelter materials in the hardest-hit areas of the Bahamas.

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Sept. 2019

Team members carry bundles of tarps to families devastated by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

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Sept. 2019

The Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital, located on Grand Bahama, has the capacity to treat some 100 patients per day.

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Sept. 2019

Teams of Samaritan's Purse doctors and nurses are hard at work treating individuals injured during Hurricane Dorian's devastating blow to the Bahamas.

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Sept. 2019

After Hurricane Dorian devastated families in the Bahamas, Samaritan's Purse has loaded its DC-8 aircraft with emergency shelter materials, water filtration units, and desalinization units designed to convert saltwater to freshwater.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse is airlifting more than 35 tons of critical relief supplies to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian's devastation.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse is responding to the critical need in the Bahamas with more than 35 tons of critical relief supplies--emergency shelter material, water filtration units, and desalinization filters designed to convert saltwater to freshwater.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse airlifted 30+ tons of critical relief supplies to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands--leaving thousands of families without shelter or access to clean water.

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Sept. 2019

Disaster Assistance Response Team members unload emergency shelter material from the Samaritan's Purse DC-8 aircraft after it landed in the Bahamas.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse was one of the first organizations to arrive in the Bahamas to provide critical aid to affected families.

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Sept. 2019

A barge loaded with emergency shelter matierials, wter filtration units, and desalinization units made its way from Nassau to the hardest-hit island of Abaco.

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Sept. 2019

Tens of thousands of families have been displaced have Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse is committed to providing physical relief and spiritual comfort to families who lost everything after Hurricane Dorian.

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Sept. 2019

A barge loaded with Samaritan's Purse critical relief supplies makes its way to the hardest-hit island of Abaco, Bahamas from the capital of Nassau.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse is distributing emergency shelter materials and water filtration units to families devastated by Hurricane Dorian on the island of Abaco.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse team members transport emergency shelter materials by helicopter to families in the hardest-hit areas.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse team members work around the clock to construct an emergency field hospital in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse deployed an Emergency Field Hospital to the island of Grand Bahama to meet the critical medical needs. The 40-bed hospital includes an emergency room, intensive care unit, and operating room to perform up to 10 surgeries per day.

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Sept. 2019

The Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital is able to treat some 100 patients per day with in-patient capacity for 40 individuals.

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Sept. 2019

Samaritan's Purse team members work to construct and load pallets with portions of the Emergency Field Hospital on to the DC-8 aircraft.

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Drone Footage: Abaco Devastation
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Distribution and EFH
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Emergency Field Hospital Set Up
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Hurricane Dorian Relief: Unloading Supplies
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Hurricane Dorian Relief
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Press Releases
Sept. 5

Samaritan's Purse Ramps Up Bahamas Response: Sending Emergency Field Hospital, Personnel & More Relief Supplies

Franklin Graham Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to Provide Life-saving Care to Hurricane Dorian Victims Read full Press Release

Sept. 2

Samaritan's Purse Airlifts Critical Relief to Hurricane-Battered Bahamas

Samaritan's Purse is airlifting its DC-8 cargo plane stocked with critical supplies to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the island—leaving thousands of people without basic necessities. Read full Press Release

Approved Quotes
  • Franklin Graham

    Sept. 5

    “Our team on the ground is seeing catastrophic devastation and widespread suffering. Our focus is on getting critically needed supplies and medical care to those who need it most,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. “Please continue to pray for the Bahamas as we bring relief and share the comfort, hope and love of Jesus Christ.”

  • Dr. Elliott Tenpenny

    Sept. 10

    “We are in Freeport, Bahama where Hurricane Dorian came through just a few days ago. We were asked by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to deploy the Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital using our DC-8 cargo plane to help take care of people in need,” said Dr. Elliott Tenpenny director of the Samaritan's Purse international health unit. “There are a lot of people suffering here, and we're here to relieve a small amount of that suffering. I would ask for everyone's prayers and support as we undertake this work and as God uses us to reach the people of the Bahamas.”

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