Helping Homeowners Recover from Devastating Tornados in Ohio and Indiana

WINCHESTER/SELMA, IN — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are helping homeowners in Logan County, Ohio, and the Selma/Winchester area of Indiana, recover from damage caused by devastating tornadoes that swept through the region. But more volunteers are urgently needed.

Todd TaylorSamaritan’s Purse:

We’re here in Selma, Indiana, as well as Winchester, Indiana, where Thursday night a powerful EF3 tornado came through this area, just doing catastrophic damage. These are small rural farming communities and really caught the community off guard. We have another site over in Ohio where they’re doing the same work for the folks around that Lakeview area where it was so hard hit by another EF3 tornado.

Gary GerwigVolunteer:

There’s trees on houses, there’s trees laying on the yard, people can’t get in their houses for the trees and the driveways are blocked.

Jaime KeoshianSamaritan’s Purse:

We just ask for your prayer support for the homeowners as well as Samaritan’s Purse volunteers as they’re in the community working.


It’s cold today and a lot of these people don’t have anywhere to go and they need to stay in their houses so the sooner we can get the roofs tarp and everything where they can move back in them, the sooner the better we can do that.


Winter has returned here to east central Indiana. We really need your help as quickly as possible so go to the website find out how you can be involved.

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.

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