Samaritan’s Purse Flying Emergency Supplies To Caribbean

8th September, London –Samaritan’s Purse is responding to help those in desperate need following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.

Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, ripped apart more than 90% of buildings on Antigua and Barbuda, and then pelted St Martin and Anguilla with wind speeds of up to 185mph. All this with yet another major hurricane brewing just days behind.

Right now their DC-8 aircraft is fully loaded and ready to leave as soon as officials can clear runways for supplies to land. It is expected that it will be leaving within the next 24 hours – loaded with enough supplies to initially meet the needs of at least 12,000 people.

Samaritan’s Purse will be sending daily flights, full of critically needed supplies to help those throughout the worst hit areas of the Caribbean.

Trained Disaster Response staff and volunteers are standing by to deploy, who, alongside Church Partners in the area, will do all they can to bring hope to those suffering. Staff will be drawn from across the international offices, including the UK.

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Editors Notes

Samaritan’s Purse is an international disaster relief organisation led by Franklin Graham. Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution.

For more information and interview opportunities

David Taylor
david.taylor@samaritans-purse.org.uk
07825 056 426