LAHAINA, HAWAII — Volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse are sifting through the ashes of properties, helping homeowners in the Maui community devastated by wildfires.
Todd Taylor – Samaritan’s Purse:
Here in Lahaina, the catastrophic wildfire blew through this area. It devastated everything in its path. The whole way from the mountains out to the sea. Buildings, lives, businesses, homes, all destroyed. Our volunteers are helping homeowners recover valuable items that mean so much to them.
Bill Anthony – Homeowner:
This ring is so important to me. This was my grandfather’s. These wonderful people found it for me. It just means everything to me. So thank you guys so much.
Krista Woodward – Homeowner:
I asked them to find some Hawaiian artifacts and that is what they found and I’m just really, really grateful.
We’ve received about 870 requests for assistance. We’ve got lots of volunteer opportunities ahead of us for months to come. We need your help and so we encourage you to stay in touch with us through the website and come to Lahaina and volunteer.
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 the 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. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
CONTACT: Kaitlyn Lahm, email@example.com