ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse teams and ministry partners are offering various forms of relief to the Israeli people following the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks that claimed more than 1,200 lives. They are providing 21 new ambulances, including seven that are armor-plated to guard against sniper rounds and other attacks.
Ken Isaacs – Vice President of Programs & Government Relations Samaritan’s Purse:
Hi, I’m Ken Isaacs with Samaritan’s Purse, and today I’m in Haifa, Israel. And behind me are nine of the first 14 ambulances that Samaritan’s Purse is furnishing to Magandivit Adon. That’s the National Ambulance Service. They run over 1,400 in the country. They had 14 that were destroyed during the attacks on October the 7th. Samaritan’s Purse committed to replace those 14, plus seven were armored ones. So it’s been a pleasure for me to be able to come to the port today and to see these ambulances offloaded. And very soon, they’ll go through the shop, they’ll have a little bit more internal modifications, but they will go right out to where the needs are.
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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