Samaritan’s Purse Rushes Help in the Wake of Deadly Tornados

Boone, N.C., Dec. 11, 2021—This morning, Samaritan's Purse deployed disaster response teams to Mayfield, Kentucky and Monette, Arkansas in response to the deadly tornadoes that spawned overnight. The storm system created widespread devastation across six states. Search and rescue efforts are still underway with the death toll expected to reach between 75 to 100 people.

“We woke up Saturday morning to the horrific news of devastating tornadoes and tragic loss of life across multiple states” dijo Franklin Graham, presidente de Samaritan's Purse. “Join me in praying for these hurting families—many who have lost loved ones. Samaritan's Purse is on the way to help in Jesus' Name. We want to come alongside these families and help them start to put their lives back together”

Additional assessment teams are also deploying to Tennessee and Illinois to further assess the aftermath of the storm. A Disaster Relief Unit—tractor-trailer stocked with tools and equipment—departed from the Samaritan’s Purse ministry center in Texas today, and additional equipment will follow from North Carolina as soon as the weather system allows. The international Christian relief organization will mobilize teams of volunteers to help families salvage personal belongings, clean-up downed trees, and tarp damaged roofs.

Oportunidades para los medios

  • Interview Luther Harrison, vice president of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse
  • Interview Todd Taylor, manager of U.S. Disaster Relief for Samaritan’s Purse
  • Interview disaster response specialists on the ground in Kentucky; beginning 12/12
  • Fotos de alta calidad y cintas B-roll bajo pedido.
  • Formulario de solicitud de los medios de comunicación

Media Contact:

Alyssa Benson

Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Rapid Response Team are deploying alongside Samaritan's Purse to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement to families impacted by the severe storms.

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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: