Samaritan’s Purse mobilizes staff members, volunteers, and equipment to clean up tornado aftermath and provide emergency aid to victims.
A storm had swept across the Southeastern U. S. on the 12th of January, leaving thousands of destructions and demolitions across the regions. The Humanitarian aid group, Samaritan’s Purse, has taken to providing emergency aid and cleaning up areas affected by the tornado. The disaster had affected parts of Alabama and Georgia, leaving houses destroyed and properties damaged.
Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of its Christian missionary work.
Samaritan’s Purse volunteers worked tirelessly a few days after the disaster to assist victims in clearing trees from homes, patching damaged roofs, and also cleaning up yards and properties. During the clean-up in Selma, Alabama, the team met Bobby, who had two trees struck in the middle of his home and debris littered all around his yard. He experienced the love of Christ through the team’s work, received the gospel, and surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.
“There was a time when my whole life was about me,” Bobby said. “But now it’s about the Lord. I’m just getting to know Him. I want to be a man of God now.”
On the 8th of February, the humanitarian aid group finished their work in Selma, Alabama as they were able to help 200 homeowners, of which about 24 received the joy of the gospel. The team is moving to Georgia, another area struck by the tornado. May God continue to help them.