MAUI, HAWAII — Emergency relief equipment and supplies have arrived in Hawaii on the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo jet to provide immediate assistance to those suffering from the wildfires that devastated Maui.
The charity airlifted a volunteer team and 17 tons of relief supplies from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Maui, Hawaii, on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Among many other items onboard were solar lights, cooking kits, hygiene kits, and plastic tarp to provide immediate relief to survivors of the deadly wildfires. The plane also carried tools and equipment that will help their volunteers sift through ashes to recover valuables and treasured mementos for devastated homeowners.
This plane is full of tools and supplies for volunteers to use to help those that were affected by the recent fires. This is going to be a great time of ministry and I encourage you to pray for the people that are hurting here in Maui.
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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