Relief for Alabama Tornado Victims

FULTONDALE, AL — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in Jefferson County, Alabama, are helping to remove debris and patch roofs following the destruction caused by a deadly tornado.

Elizabeth Burford, Homeowner:

It was awful. It was a roaring sound. And it’s just something you can’t hardly describe, really. A lot of wind and it was just terrible. And I said, “Oh God, keep me safe. Keep me safe, dear God. Please keep me safe because,” I said, “I want to be around for my boys.”

Peter Baergen, Samaritan’s Purse:

In Jefferson County, Alabama, beginning of this week, a devastating tornado ripped through the small communities of Fultondale and Center Point. There was loss of life, many injuries. A lot of people here now with nowhere to go and needing help. Samaritan’s Purse is here helping homeowners like Elizabeth– tarping roofs, removing water- damaged contents from homes, cutting trees, and doing whatever we can to serve these folks in Jesus’ Name.

Elizabeth Burford:

The Samaritan’s Purse volunteers, they’ve been wonderful. They’ve been here, and they’ve been a blessing to me. I just don’t know how to thank them. They’re all just great. They’re just wonderful people.

Peter Baergen:

As our volunteers go out to serve, we need your prayers. We need your support as we help these folks in Jesus’ Name.


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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