ARMENIA — Samaritan’s Purse has sent their DC-8 aircraft packed with winter relief supplies to Yerevan, Armenia. They will be delivering critically needed warm clothing to families who have fled the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the long-disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Since fighting broke out on Sept. 27, thousands of people have had to flee their homes in the Caucasus mountains. Their team is bringing more than 11 tons of winter clothes and blankets, enough for 500 families in need. The boots, coats, gloves, socks, and thermal underwear included in the shipment will be especially welcome now that temperatures are consistently dipping into the 30s.
Ken Isaacs, Vice President, Programs and Government Relations, Samaritan’s Purse:
My name is Ken Isaacs. I am the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse, and today, I’m in Greensboro, North Carolina. This plane will be going to Europe and Armenia, and these supplies are going to go to people who have fled an area called Nagorno-Karabakh. There was a war in 1988 to 1991. There was a treaty in 1994, and about a month ago, the conflict has started again. As a result of it, on the Armenian side, there’s approximately 80,000 people– civilians who have fled with nothing but the clothes on their back.
In this airplane is enough clothing and enough supplies for 500 households– winter coats, boots– it’s a very, very cold area. Pray for Armenia. Pray for Azerbaijan. Pray that there would be peace between these countries. Thank you for your support, and thank you for your prayers.
About Samaritan’s Purse International
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 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.
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