Samaritan’s Purse Sends Disaster Response Teams to Alabama After Deadly Tornadoes

BOONE, N.C., March 4, 2019

Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, has deployed staff, volunteers and a tractor-trailer stocked with tools and supplies to tornado-ravaged Alabama. The powerful storm spawned multiple twisters, killing at least 23 people and leveling entire neighborhoods. It is one of the deadliest storms to strike Alabama in years.

The North Carolina-based relief organization is calling on volunteers from across the country to help residents devastated by these tornadoes. Teams of volunteers will clear debris, remove downed trees, tarp roofs and search for personal belongings.

“Alabama families are hurting and in need this morning after these deadly and destructive tornadoes” dijo Franklin Graham, presidente de Samaritan's Purse. “We are on the ground providing all the help we can while reminding families that there is still hope. Please pray for families impacted and for first responders who continue to search for people who are still missing”

Interview Opportunities

  • Bruce Poss, director of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse, on the ground in Lee County, Alabama
  • Edward Graham, on the ground in Lee County, Alabama, with Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief teams
  • Todd Taylor, manager of U.S. Disaster Relief for Samaritan's Purse

On-Site Media Contact

Alyssa Benson, 828.266.5029

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Rapid Response Team will work alongside Samaritan's Purse to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement to storm victims.

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Basada en Boone, Carolina del Norte, Samaritan's Purse responde a las necesidades físicas y espirituales de los individuos en situaciones de crisis, especialmente en lugares donde no existen muchas personas ayudando. Liderada por el Presidente y Director Ejecutivo Franklin Graham, Samaritan's Purse trabaja en más de 100 países brindando ayuda a las víctimas de guerra, enfermedades, desastres, pobreza, hambruna y persecución. Para más información, visítanos en: