HAITI — Samaritan’s Purse continues to serve in Jesus’ Name in the aftermath of a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Haiti’s southern peninsula on Aug. 14. Their DC-8 aircraft flew out just one day after the disaster with a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and tons of emergency relief. They quickly set up an Emergency Field Hospital in Les Cayes that continues to treat earthquake injuries and provide support in a region now overwhelmed with critical medical needs.
In addition to their mobile hospital, they are also providing emergency shelter material and solar lights, and have set up two water filtration systems in communities without clean water access.
On September 7, Assistant to the Vice President of Programs & Government Relations Edward Graham traveled to Haiti to encourage Samaritan’s Purse staff as well as those suffering after the earthquake.
Edward Graham – Assistant to the Vice President of Programs & Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse:
Hi, I’m Edward Graham with Samaritan’s Purse, and right now I’m in Haiti. The area around me was recently devastated by an earthquake. Many have lost their homes, many lost their lives. But right after the earthquake, Samaritan’s Purse immediately sent its DC-8 cargo plane down here with a hospital, tarps, and supplies to begin giving people temporary shelter, but also surgical needs– treating hundreds of patients coming from all around, and I’ve seen incredible things today from our volunteers and our staff.
We brought water filtration systems in where we’re providing clean drinking water for tens of thousands, but we’re also providing temporary shelter with plastic and tents for those that have lost everything.
We do all this through the local church, and we do it to share the love of Jesus Christ to those that are suffering and hurting. But we can’t do it without you. We need your prayers, we need your support. But I want you to pray for Haiti. Haiti needs your prayers. It needs your prayers right now during this challenging time as they recover from this earthquake. Thank you.
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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