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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Disaster Relief: How You Can Help

Have you heard of Samaritan's Purse?



THEIR MISSION STATEMENT:
"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."

Samaritan's Purse has responded to needs in Haiti and Japan.  They have served in North Carolina and Alabama, helping victims of the devastating tornadoes there.  Currently, they are moving into areas like Joplin, Missouri as well, and we can help.

You can find out about volunteering for disaster relief HERE.

You can find out how to donate funds HERE.  You can direct your funds by choosing which project to donate to -- domestically or internationally, as you are led.

I share this information because I know so many are wondering how they can help -- and Samaritan's Purse is such a reputable organization.  Led by Franklin Graham (son of Evangelist Billy Graham), this organization also oversees the Operation Christmas Child shoebox project at Christmas-time -- which you may be familiar with.  I first learned of OCC at our church, and volunteered to box up shoeboxes for shipping.  In addition, our family has chosen to give to Samaritan's Purse for various relief efforts.  These are my only affiliations.  Samaritan's Purse has not asked me to post this information.

Posted on Twitter this morning:
Franklin Graham giving a short message about the response to the tornado in Joplin, Mo




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