Crisis & Disaster Response

When victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine cry out for help, Samaritan’s Purse is often the first to answer. We specialize in meeting critical needs for victims of war, disaster, famine, and epidemics in the world’s most troubled regions, often working through ministry partners already on the scene of a crisis. In the U.S., we quickly respond when hurricanes, tornadoes, and other storms strike, mobilizing staff and volunteers to provide emergency aid to disaster victims.

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Lighthouse Churches Shine in Disaster Relief Effort

Local churches can invite Samaritan's Purse to set up relief operations at their facility and/or send volunteer teams to help homeowners hit by natural disasters. The churches that partner with Samaritan's Purse are like lighthouses that shine brightly, exemplifying and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people in crisis.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Standing with South Sudan

Despite huge hurdles and overwhelming challenges, Samaritan's Purse remains committed to demonstrating the compassion and hope of Jesus Christ to the war-weary people of South Sudan.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Demonstrating Christ's Love to Louisiana Flood Victims

Volunteers from around the U.S. are joining with Samaritan's Purse to clean out homes in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Gonzales

Crisis & Disaster Response

Relief Arrives in Orange

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are sweeping across south-central Louisiana to help restore families' houses, including the home of a police officer injured in a tragic shooting.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Volunteers' Hard Work Brings Relief to Louisiana Homeowners

A restaurant owner cooks up comfort food for his neighbors as Samaritan's Purse volunteers fan out across south Louisiana to fix up homes left waterlogged by massive flooding. The disaster relief effort will continue for as long as it takes.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Serving the People of Louisiana

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham came to encourage homeowners and see the devastation in Louisiana. Our volunteers are already at work, and, with more than 40,000 homes damaged, a long cleanup is ahead.

Crisis & Disaster Response

The Long Cleanup Begins in Louisiana

Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers are helping homeowners after catastrophic flooding damaged 40,000 homes in Louisiana.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Laying the Foundation

Samaritan's Purse staff members and volunteers are bringing physical aid and spiritual healing to homeowners after flooding in Greenbrier County.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Rescuers Lift Refugees to Safety

Families fleeing to Greece's shores rest in the gentle care of Samaritan's Purse staff who've come to aid them. Our teams are demonstrating the love of God in tangible ways to refugee families.

Crisis & Disaster Response

West Virginia Family Survives Flood

Carol Morningstar and her family were overwhelmed at the outpouring of love from Samaritan's Purse volunteers who helped them clean up after floodwaters ravaged West Virginia.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Relief Arrives After Terrifying Floods

Hundreds of Samaritan's Purse volunteers have converged on communities in West Virginia where homes were devastated by flash flooding. The clean up continues as volunteers, staff, and chaplains minister to homeowners in Jesus' Name.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Rushing to Help West Virginia

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are in West Virginia to help homeowners clean up after the region experienced its deadliest flooding in a century. Our teams are there to assist, to comfort, and do a good work in Jesus' Name.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Heartbreak in West Virginia

Samaritan's Purse staff is on the ground and in the air responding to the needs of communities devastated by deadly flooding in West Virginia. Please pray; you can also sign up to volunteer in Greenbrier County (http://spvolunteernetwork.samaritanspurse.org).

Crisis & Disaster Response

Loving Yazidis

Entire families who have fled from ISIS receive vocational training and medical care at a community center in Northern Iraq.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Pray for West Virginia

Deadly flooding has devastated communities in West Virginia. Samaritan's Purse is on the ground and in the air assessing the situation and ministering to homeowners in their time of need.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Searching for Home

Families arrive in Greece resilient and hopeful, but they can become weary after long stays in refugee camps. Samaritan's Purse is providing basic necessities like food and clean water, and turning a temporary home into a place where refugees can experience God's love.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Saints March in to Help

Players, coaches, and front-office staff of the NFL's New Orleans Saints partnered with Samaritan's Purse on July 27 to help two homeowners affected by flooding in While Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Crisis & Disaster Response

Hearts Poured Out

Samaritan's Purse volunteers came alongside homeowners to replace drywall, remove debris, and show the love of Jesus Christ after flooding again devastated parts of Houston. Darlene Mustard and her son were among those blessed by their service.