As COVID-19 rages across the world, Samaritan’s Purse has mobilised to respond in Jesus’ Name. In an unprecedented and widespread disaster that is both global and local in nature, we are doing all we can to provide care to those ravaged by this terrible disease.
THIS IS LOVE – PROTECTION: Covid-19 Appeal. Samaritan’s Purse are launching a new ‘This is Love’ initiative. We are leveraging our disaster relief supply chain to equip the good work of UK churches and charities with PPE as they strive to meet the practical needs of the most disadvantaged in their communities, under the ever-present risk of the Coronavirus
They have been standing in the gap for years, but now these essential services are more important than ever. Food banks, supporting refugees, sheltering the homeless, and caring for the elderly are key to ensuring the marginalised in society are not forgotten. But these and many other vital but overlooked services are at risk.
We have already received over 300 requests from people and projects who desperately need the equipment to carry on. Vital face masks, gloves, and sanitiser would allow them to have a measure of safety as they care for their communities. We are hearing that people are tired, scared and sometimes feel forgotten, but they don’t have to be.
Samaritan’s Purse is stepping out in faith and allocating every penny we can to support them. Utilising our international supply chain, we are sourcing:
|FFP1 masks:||96,000 pcs.|
|FFP2 masks:||48,000 pcs.|
|Latex Gloves:||60,000 pcs.|
|Nitrile Gloves:||60,000 pcs.|
If you are a Church or a project with a desire to serve your community through ‘Good Samaritan’ activities you can apply for support – we will stand with you:
Each gift will help us to supply another project with vital PPE to serve their community:
Will you offer protection to a Good Samaritan?
We are striving to ‘Stand in the Gap’ and support Good Samaritans as they themselves extend Christ’s love in practical ways to those who need us the most. Please join with us.
‘And this is love that we walk according to His commandments. This is the very commandment you have heard from the beginning, that you must walk in love.’ 2 John 1:6
‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.’ Romans 12:6-8
The COVID-19 Crisis is an unprecedented opportunity for the church to boldly show compassion and care for our neighbours.
You can make a difference:
The first of our church partnerships is just beginning in the form of the provision of five new foodbanks and support for Christians to volunteer in hospitals
Direct clinical care: Samaritan’s Purse directly provided critical clinical care in the global epicentres of the pandemic, Italy and New York City, through the deployment of two emergency field hospitals and teams of disaster assistance and medical specialist personnel.
Providing key equipment: We are distributing Personal Protective Equipment. Earlier in the pandemic we sent supplies to meet overwhelming needs in China, and now we are extending this to other areas where need has become dire.
Ministering to meet emotional and psychological need: Rapid Response Team Chaplains from our sister organisation, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, have virtually deployed ministering by phone to people experiencing fear, or suffering from anxiety and grief across the UK. Support can be found here.