SEE NEW PHOTOS FROM OUR RELIEF WORK IN FLORIDA AND THE CARIBBEAN. PLEASE CONTINUE PRAYING FOR VICTIMS OF THE STORM.
Samaritan’s Purse is bringing physical relief and the hope of the Gospel to families in the Caribbean and Florida as they struggle to recover after Hurricane Irma.
“My prayers are with the many who have seen their homes and businesses devastated by Irma’s wind and water. They will now be facing an overwhelming clean-up,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham. “I pray especially for those who have lost loved ones in the storm.”
We continue to send relief supplies to hard-hit islands of the Caribbean, including St. Martin, Antigua, Barbuda, and the Turks and Caicos. Via multiple flights by our DC-8 plane, we have already brought food, blankets, shelter kits, hygiene kits, and water purification units. In St. Martin, we are also installing equipment to convert seawater into clean drinking water, which has become an urgent need.
Please also be in prayer for the Caribbean this week as many islands hit by Hurricane Irma (and, in some cases, Hurricane Jose) may now suffer through Hurricane Maria, which is gaining strength as it churns through the Atlantic.
In Florida, our volunteers are working in Naples and Fort Myers and they are chainsawing trees, tarping roofs, and cleaning out houses. A disaster relief unit is positioned at each of the two bases of operation.
Hurricane Irma smashed through the Caribbean as one of the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storms in recorded history. Then, on Sunday 10th September, the monster storm ripped through the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm. It made a second landfall on Marco Island, near Naples on the Gulf Coast.
Please join us in praying for people in the Caribbean and Florida. Pray that many people in Florida and the Caribbean would come to faith in Jesus Christ.