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Samaritan's Purse

Ministry Description
Samaritan's Purse is an 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.
Ministry Details
Location: Boone, NC
Founded: 1970
Tel: (828) 262-1980
Top Leader: Mr. W. Franklin Graham III
Donor Contact: Mr. Steve Nickel
Member Since: September 1, 1981
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Through Children’s Heart Project, Samaritan’s Purse brings lifesaving heart surgery to children from countries that do not have the medical facilities or expertise to perform such complex procedures. Samaritan’s Purse transports the sick child along with a parent or guardian to North America—where they stay with a Christian host family—and then undergo an operation donated by a local hospital.
Samaritan’s Purse is bringing clean water to impoverished families, schools, communities, and refugee camps all across the world. We are providing household water filters; digging wells and water pans/ponds; setting up rainwater storage units; and restoring and rehabilitating water pumps, wells, and boreholes that have been unusable for many years. Our teams are also creating sanitation facilities such as hand-washing stations and latrines that will help people avoid waterborne diseases.
The Samaritan's Purse Emergency Field Hospital opened on March 20 in Cremona, Italy, to care for people sickened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our 14-tent, 68-bed respiratory care unit is set up in the Cremona Hospital parking lot in response to the hospital’s overflow of coronavirus patients. Our DC-8 aircraft transported the mobile medical facility and a large disaster response team, along with urgently needed medical supplies and equipment, to the pandemic's epicenter in northern Italy.
Samaritan's Purse is providing food, water, and non-food items to suffering families in Ukraine. In partnership with local churches and ministry partners, we are bringing this urgently needed relief to those in areas deeply affected by the conflict.
We have delivered more than 111 tons of lifesaving relief to the region, including an emergency field hospital, hundreds rolls of shelter tarp, jerry cans, a desalination water treatment unit, solar lights, and hygiene kits. Our doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel began providing critical care July 9 from our field hospital in Cariacou. We have deployed a Disaster Relief Unit—a tractor-trailer filled with relief equipment and supplies—to Brazoria County, Texas, to help hurting famili
Samaritan's Purse is helping to meet the overwhelming needs of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing to Colombia. We're offering relief from multiple locations and providing overnight shelter, hygiene kits, food, and medical care.
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a devastating Category 5 storm, damaging and destroying thousands of homes and leaving families without even their most basic needs. Samaritan’s Purse deployed its Emergency Field Hospital and also delivered more than 360 tons of critical relief supplies. Months after the storm, debris removal is still ongoing on the Abaco Islands. Samaritan’s Purse is also repairing homes and churches, and providing long-term relief to families who lost everything.
Samaritan's Purse is helping to meet some of the overwhelming spiritual and physical needs within Israel. Teams have been deployed to Israel to support local partners bringing relief to those in need after the recent brutal attacks.
Samaritan's Purse continues to help meet the long-term physical and spiritual needs of people displaced by ISIS. Our projects include livelihoods programs, setting up child-friendly spaces in the camps, and facilitating the return of Christian families to the Plains of Nineveh by assisting with home and church repairs.
Our Operation Christmas Child project sends gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
SAMARITAN’S PURSE STAFF ARE ON THE GROUND WORKING ALONGSIDE PARTNERS TO ASSESS NEEDS AFTER TWO DEADLY EARTHQUAKES AND POWERFUL AFTERSHOCKS KILLED THOUSANDS IN THE REGION. A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey in the early hours of Feb. 6 followed by a second 7.5-magnitude temblor only hours later. The two quakes, along with at least 120 aftershocks, have caused massive destruction in Turkey and Syria, killing more than 6,000 people and injuring tens of thousands. The d
Our North American Ministries teams are on the ground in Hawaii spearheading the Samaritan’s Purse relief response following deadly wildfires that swept through Maui this week. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are also on the island to provide emotional support and spiritual comfort to residents reeling in the wake of so much loss.
Two Disaster Relief Units—tractor trailers stocked with equipment and supplies—headed to Florida on Thursday morning from North Carolina. “Hurricane Ian is going to impact the lives of millions of people,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We are praying for everyone in its path and already mobilizing our team to respond in Jesus’ Name.”
Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, we often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.
As the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, World Medical Mission places volunteer Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel in mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We also staff a biomedical department and warehouse that provides critically needed medical equipment and supplies to medical mission facilities.
Ministry Sectors & Types
Ministry Sectors
  • Environment/Disaster/Relief
  • Media
  • Ministry
  • Missions
  • Other
  • Ministry Types
  • Evangelism (primary)
  • Aviation
  • Bible Distribution
  • Children's Ministry
  • Community Development
  • Discipleship
  • Literacy Program
  • Medical, Dental and Health Services
  • Prayer
  • Relief and Development