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Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2015

Samaritan’s Purse sending relief to battle California wildfires

Two specially equipped tractor-trailers, stocked with tools and relief supplies, are on the way to Northern California where wildfires have already destroyed more than 800 homes. These two units will journey cross-country to serve as command centers for Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief teams responding to the crisis.

These vicious wildfires have already burned up thousands of acres, and they’re still raging,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham.We are praying for those affected, and our teams are there to help devastated families pick up the pieces of their lives.

photo/ Samaritan's Purse

photo/ Samaritan’s Purse

International Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse will utilize its network of volunteers from across the country to assist families as they sift through the ashes to recover precious items such as photo albums, keepsakes and jewelry. Teams assisting with the Butte fire response will be based at San Andreas Community Covenant Church, and those helping with the Valley fire recovery efforts will be working from Middletown Bible Church.

Mission Statement

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

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