SELMA, ALABAMA — Samaritan’s Purse celebrated the completion of eight new or repaired homes in Selma, Alabama, after a tornado ripped through the area over a year ago. Families were grateful to God for this new start.
Shawn Vollmering – Samaritan’s Purse:
On January 12th in 2023, a tornado came through Selma, Alabama, and it devastated this little town. Disaster response came in. They came in and loved on this community. Got people back in their houses. People are really enjoying it. They’re loving the fact that Samaritan’s Purse has been here sharing the love of Jesus Christ with them, more so than getting their houses fixed.
Henrietta Davis – Homeowner:
Well, I think about Samaritan’s Purse, if you see some little orange shirts running around, they’re some awesome people. Samaritan’s Purse is rebuilt for us. You can’t ask for more.
Inetta Taylor and Alene Scott – Homeowners:
When I tell you they move fast, it seems like when they started, they didn’t stop. And they work from sunup to sundown. Samaritan Purse, y’all are God sent.
As of today, we have completed eight of our new construction homes, and we should be complete with the other two next week. We’re having a home dedication for Lewis Sharpe’s home. It was long awaited this day.
Lewis Harpe II:
Today I get to move back home in my new house. I come back home to a beautiful home this time. And it’s safe. Back home. And I’m happy. I thank y’all. I thank y’all a lot for this, man.
Really, that’s the whole idea, is we get to make a difference. It’s not about building homes, it’s about relationships.
I thank y’all, I thank y’all a lot. If it wasn’t for y’all, it would’t never happen.
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.
Source: Global News Alliance, New Homes Dedicated in Alabama