US Wildfire Response

Samaritan's Purse mobilizes volunteers from across the country to sift through the ashes of destroyed homes—searching for jewelry, coins or other keepsakes that may have survived the flames. Regardless of monetary value, discovered items often become invaluable to families who have lost everything.

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Time for a New Beginning

Homeowners whose houses burned to the ground during the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, are finding hope to start again. Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers continue to share God's love with residents and help them locate treasured possessions in the ashes.

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In the Line of Fire

California fire chief Joe Tapia recalls the devastating Camp Fire that destroyed thousands of homes in the town of Paradise. Although his own house burned down, he looks forward to seeing the area recuperate and rebuild. Samaritan's Purse is part of the recovery effort, helping homeowners search for valuables and sharing with them the hope of the Gospel.

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For Such a Time as This

Pastor Josh Gallagher, who lost his home to the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, believes God recently called him to the area "for such a time as this," to help rebuild his community on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Samaritan's Purse is a part of that vision, coming alongside local congregations to share God's love with hurting homeowners.

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Finding Closure in California

Following the devastating Camp Fire that reduced a couple’s house to ashes, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers sifted through the debris to find valuables and help the homeowners get closure.

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Out of the Ashes

In the wake of the devastating Camp Fire, Samaritan's Purse volunteers helped a homeowner in Oroville, California, sift through the ashes of his house to find valuables.

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Bringing Help and Hope to Northern California

As they assist Butte County survivors of the Camp Fire, Samaritan's Purse volunteers share the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

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Volunteers Help Californians Reeling from Camp Fire

Samaritan’s Purse is helping Butte County residents recover what’s left of keepsakes and valuables amid acres of ash and debris.

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Help Needed for Wildfire Response

Franklin Graham requests prayers, support, and volunteers as Samaritan's Purse will help residents in need as wildfires burn through Northern California.

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Faith Strengthened Through Volunteer Work

Samaritan's Purse volunteers pick and sift through ashes in the fire-decimated communities of northern California. This simple act of kindness is pointing people to the Source of all comfort.

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Trial by Fire

Only minutes after leaving his home, Guy Gonzales heard from his wife. He sped back. The peaceful home he had just left was on fire. He kicked in the door, got his family out, but his home went up in flames. Samaritan's Purse helped the Gonzales family recover valuables from the ashes.

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Helping Victims of Devastating California Wildfires

Samaritan's Purse volunteer teams are helping homeowners recover what remains of their lives and homes in the fire-devastated communities of northern California.

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Fires Continue in California

Samaritan's Purse is responding in Redding, California, helping victims as they recover from the Carr Fire that is still ravaging Shasta County.

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Treasures in the Ashes of Gatlinburg

Samaritan's Purse volunteers are sharing Christ's love by sifting through ashes in eastern Tennessee to find precious belongings for wildfire survivors.