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Samaritan’s Purse Response Continues in Mexico After Hurricane Otis

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse teams are continuing to assist hurting homeowners in communities devastated by the deadly Category 5 storm, Hurricane Otis. They are working alongside Los Legendarios, a Hispanic disaster relief group that has also served with them in recent Florida responses. Andrew Metcalfe – Samaritan’s Purse: People are traumatized. They’re wondering, is… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Response Continues in Mexico After Hurricane Otis

Samaritan’s Purse Provides Emergency Relief To Tens Of Thousands Of People In Mexico After Hurricane Otis

Acapulco, Mexico, 2023: Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers have distributed thousands of jerry cans, hygiene kits, and food rations through local church partners to help storm-affected families in Mexico. Photo by Samaritan's Purse

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, responded to Hurricane Otis after the deadly storm destroyed homes, businesses, and livelihoods. The Category 5 hurricane rapidly intensified from a tropical storm over a 24-hour period—catching the town of Acapulco completely off guard. Today, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted more than 19 tons of emergency relief… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Provides Emergency Relief To Tens Of Thousands Of People In Mexico After Hurricane Otis

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Acapulco, Mexico, after Hurricane Otis Causes Catastrophic Damage

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying to Mexico after Hurricane Otis, a category 5 storm, slammed into Mexico’s southern Pacific coast last week. The hurricane claimed the lives of at least 48 people and resulted in widespread property damage, including more than 200,000 homes. “Our thoughts and prayers are… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Acapulco, Mexico, after Hurricane Otis Causes Catastrophic Damage

Serving Florida Homeowners in Jesus’ Name After Hurricane Idalia

PERRY, FLORIDA — Liberty University leaders and students served with Samaritan’s Purse and Edward Graham in Florida today to help homeowners suffering after Hurricane Idalia. Edward Graham – Chief Operating Officer, Samaritan’s Purse: So today I’ve been out here with LU-SIN in Taylor County, Florida, where a hurricane has come through here recently and devastated… Continue reading Serving Florida Homeowners in Jesus’ Name After Hurricane Idalia

All Hands and Hearts Continues Unwavering Support for Florida Communities One Year After Hurricane Ian

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FORT MYERS, FL — All Hands and Hearts (AHAH) remains steadfast in its commitment to the recovery of Florida communities impacted by Hurricane Ian, which struck one year ago today. Our dedicated team continues to provide essential assistance and support to the resilient residents who have faced the profound challenges left in the wake of… Continue reading All Hands and Hearts Continues Unwavering Support for Florida Communities One Year After Hurricane Ian

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Valdosta, Georgia, after Hurricane Idalia

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has deployed to Valdosta, Georgia, after Hurricane Idalia caused massive flooding that has impacted close to 500 homes in the Valdosta area. “We know that Hurricane Idalia not only impacted Florida, but parts of Georgia – including Valdosta, which was one of the hardest hit… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Valdosta, Georgia, after Hurricane Idalia

Samaritan’s Purse Responds to Hurricane Idalia

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has deployed disaster response specialists and two tractor-trailers—packed with tools and relief supplies— along with shower trailers, kitchen trailers, and other support equipment to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Idalia. The Category-3 storm caused severe wind damage and flooding. The N.C.-based organization will respond in Pasco County and Taylor… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Responds to Hurricane Idalia

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Florida after Hurricane Idalia

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying to Pasco and Taylor Counties in Florida, after Hurricane Idalia battered the Gulf Coast Wednesday, sustaining up to 125 mph winds before crossing into southern Georgia. “We want to let people know that when the storms of life come, Jesus is our anchor… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Florida after Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

ENGLEWOOD, FL — You could barely see the petite woman standing on her porch behind the mangled trees and debris from Hurricane Ian. Despite the massive destruction, the 74-year-old woman who goes by “Christmas” greeted Randy Martin and Will Murphy, two chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT), welcoming them into her Englewood,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian ‘Christmas’ Story

Hurricane Survivor Finds Christ After the Storm

FORT MYERS, FL — As Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains walked down streets strewn with debris, they stopped to talk to one shocked survivor named Elaine whose home and yard were covered with fallen trees affected by the hurricane. The conversation turned to spiritual matters, and Elaine decided it was time to surrender her… Continue reading Hurricane Survivor Finds Christ After the Storm

Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

FORT MYERS, FL — While in Lee County, Florida, Franklin Graham noticed the streets lined with furniture after people’s homes were flooded in Hurricane Ian. “It just breaks your heart,” he said. “But the chaplains are encouraging them, loving them, praying with them.” As homeowners endure the aftermath of the Category 4 storm, crisis-trained chaplains… Continue reading Franklin Graham on the Hurricane Ian Response

Relief for Hurricane-struck Pine Island, Florida

PINE ISLAND, FL — Florida Pastor Randy accompanies Convoy of Hope team to bring relief, supplies, and hope to residents of Pine Island, devastated by Hurricane Ian. Pastor Randy: This is the largest Island of Florida. But it’s really not a tourist spot, there’s no beach area. You see the poles that are bent that… Continue reading Relief for Hurricane-struck Pine Island, Florida

Mercury One Rushes Relief to Florida in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

DALLAS, TX — In the devastating wake of Hurricane Ian, Mercury One is bringing critical relief to southwest Florida. Founded by media personality, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck, the nonprofit organization quickly raised funds to deploy teams to the hardest-hit areas of the state. In partnership with Minuteman Disaster Response, Operation… Continue reading Mercury One Rushes Relief to Florida in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

FT MYERS, FL — Florida residents still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian are receiving food, water and relief supplies in a Ft. Myers church parking lot from Christian charity, Convoy of Hope. Florida residents are still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Ian, which left damages in the billions of dollars,… Continue reading Hurricane Ian Survivors in Florida Receive Aid from Convoy of Hope

Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

HOUMA, LA — Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana last August on the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina. Ida was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to ever hit the Gulf state. First-responders immediately headed to the hardest hit areas, and they stayed on after the storm disappeared from the news headlines. Among the first… Continue reading Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

K-LOVE Listeners Raise More Than $3.5 Million for Hurricane Ida Response

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SPRINGFIELD, MO — K-LOVE listeners across the country raised enough money for Convoy of Hope to send the equivalent of more than 400 trucks filled with relief supplies to survivors of Hurricane Ida. “In their generosity, K-LOVE listeners raised their hands and chose to make a tangible difference in the lives of disaster survivors,” said… Continue reading K-LOVE Listeners Raise More Than $3.5 Million for Hurricane Ida Response

Homes Built for 20 Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

LA GRANGE, TX — Leticia Jaimes wiped away tears as she walked through her new home for the first time. She paused in the living room, overwhelmed, and fell into the embrace of her mother, Elena. Mother and daughter hugged and cried together, knowing that this day would mark the beginning of many new family… Continue reading Homes Built for 20 Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Helping in Honduras After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

HONDURAS — Hundreds of thousands of displaced people now line the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, after Hurricane Eta’s slow-moving rains triggered devastating flooding and landslides. Entire communities are left without access to shelter, clean water, and crucial medical care. If that weren’t bad enough, Hurricane Iota brought more winds and rain across Honduras,… Continue reading Helping in Honduras After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Charity Brings United Hurricane Relief to Louisiana

LOUISIANA — Thanks to the quick response of their many ministry partners and the local church Christian charity Somebody Cares has been providing urgent relief supplies to those impacted by hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana. They have been distributing much needed meals and other items to residents and first responders who are not only dealing… Continue reading Charity Brings United Hurricane Relief to Louisiana

Churches Serve as Shelter and Support for Hurricane Eta Victims in Central America

HONDURAS — After the passing of the destructive Hurricane Eta over Honduras and Nicaragua, churches and ministries open their doors to shelter those affected. The temples also serve as a center for the gathering and distribution of food and other essential resources. Hurricane Eta has left devastation on its path through Central America. Honduras and… Continue reading Churches Serve as Shelter and Support for Hurricane Eta Victims in Central America

Charity Brings United Hurricane Relief to Louisiana

LOUISIANA — Thanks to the quick response of their many ministry partners and the local church Christian charity Somebody Cares has been providing urgent relief supplies to those impacted by hurricane Laura in Sulphur, Louisiana. They have been distributing much needed meals and other items to residents and first responders who are not only dealing… Continue reading Charity Brings United Hurricane Relief to Louisiana

Samaritan’s Purse Responds After Hurricane Laura Hammers Louisiana

LOUISIANA — Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief teams are helping hurting homeowners in southwest Louisiana following the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Laura. The charity is responding to the great need in four southwest Louisiana locations—Lake Charles, Jennings, DeRidder, and DeQuincy. The Category 4 storm struck under the cover of darkness—creating widespread devastation and displacing hundreds… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Responds After Hurricane Laura Hammers Louisiana

Preparing the Bahamas for Future Hurricanes

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with 21 churches in the Bahamas to educate local communities on how to respond in a timely manner when a hurricane, like Dorian, or some other disaster strikes. Leonidas Roubas, Samaritan’s Purse In early September of 2019, Hurricane Dorian struck, 73 people dead and 280 people missing. We know that… Continue reading Preparing the Bahamas for Future Hurricanes

What Shocked Me Most Visiting the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian – Noel Yeatts Opinion | NewsMax

Noel Yeatts, author, speaker, and the President of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization, discusses the devastation Hurricane Dorian left behind in the Bahamas, the great humanitarian need, and the resilience of the people despite the crisis they have been put through. This past week I was on the ground in the Bahamas helping… Continue reading What Shocked Me Most Visiting the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian – Noel Yeatts Opinion | NewsMax

Samaritan’s Purse Establishes Field Hospital in Bahamas for Hurricane Victims

Samaritan’s Purse has opened an emergency field hospital in Freeport in the Bahamas to provide vital medical help to those impacted by hurricane Dorian. They received more than 90 patients on their first full day of operation (Sept. 10). Distributions of emergency items (shelter plastic, water filters, and more) continue in the Abacos. Their DC-8… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Establishes Field Hospital in Bahamas for Hurricane Victims

Relief Flown to Island Residents Cut off by Hurricane Dorian

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse has established a base of operations in Marsh Harbour—working to bring emergency shelter material, clean water, and critical supplies to families who lost everything. Marsh Harbour, a small town of fewer than 10,000 people in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas, hit international news as Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall there… Continue reading Relief Flown to Island Residents Cut off by Hurricane Dorian

World Help Sending Generators Donated by Champion Power Equipment to Hurricane Victims in the Bahamas

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international Christian humanitarian organization, is sending 28 generators donated by Champion Power Equipment to the hurricane-stricken Bahamas. Tens of thousands of Hurricane Dorian survivors are currently without power, according to the United Nations. To help meet this immediate need, Dennis Trine, CEO and owner of Champion Power Equipment, has… Continue reading World Help Sending Generators Donated by Champion Power Equipment to Hurricane Victims in the Bahamas

World Help Activates Crisis Response Program to Provide Aid to Victims of Hurricane Dorian

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international Christian humanitarian aid organization, has activated its crisis response program to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas this Labor Day weekend as a devastating Category 5 storm. The destruction was unprecedented, and the flooding some of the worst the island nation… Continue reading World Help Activates Crisis Response Program to Provide Aid to Victims of Hurricane Dorian

How to Pray for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

This morning [Friday], Hurricane Florence reached the coast of North Carolina as a Category 1 storm, quickly flooding many coastal areas in North Carolina. Photo Source: NASA (with adaptations) Five deaths have been reported due to trees collapsing and other incidents. Thankfully most people had already evacuated and further evacuations and rescues are taking place… Continue reading How to Pray for Those Affected by Hurricane Florence

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Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

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“God does not always promise to deliver us out of the storm, but He promises to lead us through the storm” — Dr. Robert Jeffress DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas issues the following statement calling for prayer for those threatened by Hurricane Florence, which is… Continue reading Pastor Robert Jeffress Calls on Christians to Join Him in Prayer for Those Facing the Ferocity of Hurricane Florence

Gulf Coast of Texas Tries to Get Back to Normal After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and the surrounding areas in South Texas.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast on August 25, beginning days and days of destruction, particularly in Houston and Port Aransas. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane, with top winds of 132 mph. Those cities were covered in flood and debris. They are recovering slowly, but it may take years to get back… Continue reading Gulf Coast of Texas Tries to Get Back to Normal After Hurricane Harvey

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Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

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K.P. Yohannan, founder and director of Gospel for Asia (GFA) in Wills Point, TX asked donors and supporters of the nonprofit to pray and do all they could for those in Hurricane Harvey’s path. Yohannan, pleaded with many to take time to pray. Now is the time to minister to the needs of the suffering… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Founder, K.P. Yohannan on Hurricane Harvey – “Please pray and do all you can…”

Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development In early October of last year, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. This caused massive destruction and disease to break out in Haiti, Cholera, which is caused by drinking infected water. Per CNN, “Thirteen people have died from cholera since Matthew hit Haiti, he said. This tragedy —… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti; Causes Cholera Outbreak

Hurricane Matthew hits North Carolina; creates massive flooding

http://www.ccfhr.noaa.gov/news/ophelia In October of 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit the shore of North Carolina. According to CNN, “The storm’s US death toll climbed to 21 on Monday, with North Carolina reporting 11 deaths, Florida reporting four, and three each in South Carolina and Georgia.” Those in the Southeast were ordered to evacuate. Fox News explains, “An… Continue reading Hurricane Matthew hits North Carolina; creates massive flooding

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Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

Multiple faith-based humanitarian organizations are responding to the disaster in Haiti caused by Hurricane Matthew. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has focused on long-term needs of the hurricane victims, helping 16,643 people and partnering with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) to reach 10,000 people. NCA distributed hygiene kits with water purification tablets, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste… Continue reading Faith-based organizations help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew

Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico City to share a message of hope

Franklin Graham and translator, David Ruiz at Esperanza CDMX 2023. Photo by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

MEXICO CITY — Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico one year after the historic, two-night outreach at Arena CDMX filled the venue. An additional 10,000 people watched the event outside the arena on screens set up in the overflow area. Franklin Graham is coming back to Mexico on February 17 and 18. This year, he… Continue reading Franklin Graham is returning to Mexico City to share a message of hope

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) will deploy to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms swept through the area on Tuesday. The National Weather Service reported that an EF-1 tornado tore through the area, where one person was killed, several others were injured and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed.… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Claremont, North Carolina, after severe storms

Relief for Acapulco

ACAPULCO, MEXICO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing relief, clean water, tons of food, and thousands of tarps to hurting homeowners in Acapulco following the devastation caused by Hurricane Otis. It was surreal, the amount of devastation, destruction. It was, dear God, how did these people survive? Samaritan’s Purse has been involved in Acapulco. We’ve distributed… Continue reading Relief for Acapulco

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys To Central Tennessee After Tornadoes Rip Through Region

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying to two locations in central Tennessee after tornadoes tore through the area, killing six people and injuring dozens more. Two children are among those killed in the storm that ravaged parts of Tennessee and Kentucky – a storm that spawned at least 22… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Deploys To Central Tennessee After Tornadoes Rip Through Region

Delivering Hope to Acapulco

ACAPULCO — Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries and Disaster Assistance Response Teams are providing hope by giving food and water to residents of Acapulco, Mexico, in the wake of a category 5 hurricane. Hassan Villegas: Acapulco has struggled. It used to be the pinnacle of Mexico. And then once corruption came in and scandals, it… Continue reading Delivering Hope to Acapulco

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains respond to Lewiston, Maine, after mass shooting

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is responding to a mass shooting that happened Wednesday night in Lewiston, Maine. Police say at least 18 people are dead and 13 more are wounded. Police report the shooting took place at two locations in Lewiston, which is just north of Portland. “The tragic… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains respond to Lewiston, Maine, after mass shooting

Chaplains Minister to Those Impacted by Maine Mass Shooting

LEWISTON, MAINE — Following the mass shooting that claimed 18 lives in Maine a team of chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team quickly deployed to provide spiritual and emotional support to this devastated community. BG-RRT chaplains are now helping in six locations. The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is responding to a mass… Continue reading Chaplains Minister to Those Impacted by Maine Mass Shooting

Chaplains Ministering to Hawaiians Who ‘Desperately Need’ Prayer

MAUI, HAWAII — Residents of Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii, are processing their heartache and loss after their city and surrounding neighborhoods were recently devastated by wildfires, seeking solace and strength through prayer. Through tears, Carolyn shared her story with Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains. “The house I was raised in, that… Continue reading Chaplains Ministering to Hawaiians Who ‘Desperately Need’ Prayer

Relief Beds Arrive in Maui County to Help Displaced Families

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TACOMA, WA — Relief Bed International was able to respond quickly to the needs of aid workers in Maui with 100 Relief Beds already arriving to help with displaced families. “We are so honored to have partners like World Vision who are able to respond quickly via their warehousing of disaster relief supplies and then… Continue reading Relief Beds Arrive in Maui County to Help Displaced Families

Hawaiians Find Hope in Jesus After Maui Wildfires

MAUI — When Maui residents heard about 65-mph hurricane winds from the south, they never expected the deadly flames that the wind would bring.The wildfires—now the deadliest in the nation’s modern history—engulfed parts of Maui and decimated the beach town of Lahaina, leaving more than 100 people dead, thousands more missing, and miles of homes… Continue reading Hawaiians Find Hope in Jesus After Maui Wildfires

CityServe Distributing a Quarter-million Meals after Maui Wildfires

BAKERSFIELD, CA — “Help and hope are on the way,” declared Dave Donaldson, co-founder and CEO of the CityServe disaster relief network of churches that is assembling and delivering over a quarter-million meals to Maui. They are doing this in collaboration with No Child Hungry. Donaldson’s reassurance on behalf of the nation’s leading faith-based church… Continue reading CityServe Distributing a Quarter-million Meals after Maui Wildfires

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Barre, Vermont, After Catastrophic Flooding

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying to Barre, Vermont, an area that experienced catastrophic flooding this past week. Dozens of roads remain closed and thousands of homes and businesses have been badly damaged. This is the same storm system that impacted Highland Falls, New York, where BG-RRT chaplains are… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Deploy to Barre, Vermont, After Catastrophic Flooding

CityServe launches major relief effort in response to Maui wildfires

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BAKERSFIELD, CA — On Thursday, CityServe International announced the launch of a major disaster-relief effort to aid victims of the deadly wildfires now sweeping across western Maui in Hawaii. Fanned by high winds from Hurricane Dora, the fires have already claimed nearly 100 lives. Officials have declared a state of emergency and thousands have been… Continue reading CityServe launches major relief effort in response to Maui wildfires

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Hampton, Georgia, after mass shooting

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CHARLOTTE, NC — The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has deployed to Hampton, Georgia, after a gunman killed four people and wounded two police officers. Chaplains will be attending a community vigil in Hampton tonight and will provide emotional and spiritual support to those who are grieving. “Our hearts break for those who have… Continue reading Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains deploy to Hampton, Georgia, after mass shooting

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