Responding to Coronavirus

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Samaritan’s Purse continues to help alleviate suffering during the COVID-19 crisis. Each of our 16 field offices around the world, as well as our four affiliate offices, have launched new efforts or adapted projects to support people who are suffering during this global pandemic. Among our efforts we are providing food to mothers in Iraq, hygiene training in Cambodia, and medical care for migrant communities along the Colombia-Venezuela border.

Earlier in the year, Samaritan’s Purse deployed Emergency Field Hospitals to New York City and Italy in order to provide critical care for people seriously ill with COVID-19.

We operated our respiratory care unit in Central Park from April 1 to May 5. Through our partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, we treated more than 300 coronavirus patients in New York, including 190 at the park site. More than 240 relief specialists served at various times on the Disaster Assistance Response Team there.

We ran a similar medical facility outside of Milan, Italy, that opened on March 20 and closed May 7. The 14-tent unit was set up adjacent to the Cremona Hospital in order to treat an overflow of coronavirus patients. Our DC-8 aircraft made two airlifts to Italy in order to deliver the hospital, 20 tons of supplies, and a large Disaster Assistance Response Team.

Samaritan's Purse stands ready to respond to a medical crisis anywhere in the world. We have deployed our Emergency Feld Hospital in the aftermath of disasters in Ecuador, Mozambique, and the Bahamas. During the battle to liberate Mosul from ISIS terror, we set up our mobile medical facility on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq. We have operated Ebola Treatment Centers in both Liberia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our medical teams also mounted significant deployments in Bangladesh to care for people with diphtheria and in Haiti during a cholera epidemic following Hurricane Matthew.

Charity Navigator gives us a four-star rating—their highest.

Samaritan's Purse is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

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Whether sending an Emergency Field Hospital to Italy or New York City in the wake of COVID-19, setting up treatment centers in the midst of an Ebola outbreak, or offering care in the midst of armed conflict, Samaritan's Purse stands ready to respond in the face of a myriad of medical crises. Your gift will help bring expert treatment and the hope of the Gospel to the sick and suffering.

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