Samaritan's Purse Rushing Help to Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Mississippi

BOONE, N.C., Mar. 24, 2023—Today, Samaritan's Purse has deployed staff and the first of two Disaster Relief Units—tractor-trailers stocked with tools and equipment—to Mississippi in the wake of deadly tornadoes that struck overnight. The catastrophic storms resulted in mass power outages for tens of thousands of people, the destruction of homes and businesses, and the loss of at least 23 lives with dozens more injured. Ongoing search and rescue efforts are still underway.

Disaster response specialists with the international Christian relief organization are continuing to work with local emergency management, leaders, and churches to assess the areas of greatest need and to coordinate a response.

“Last night, communities in Mississippi faced deadly storms that have created widespread devastation,” dijo Franklin Graham, presidente de Samaritan's Purse. “I am heartbroken for those who have lost loved ones and for the families who must now rebuild their lives. Please join me in praying for them and for our Samaritan's Purse teams who are responding in Jesus' Name.”

In the coming days, teams of volunteers from across the country will travel to Mississippi to tarp damaged roofs, clear debris, and remind impacted families that God has not forgotten them during this tragic time. To get involved with the response and stay up-to-date on the latest, go to

Oportunidades para los medios

  • Entrevista con Edward Graham, Chief Operating Officer for Samaritan's Purse
  • Entrevista a Luther Harrison, vicepresidente de North American Ministries de Samaritan’s Purse
  • Entrevista a Jason Kimak, director general de North American Ministries de Samaritan’s Purse
  • Interview Bruce Poss, Director of North American Ministries for Samaritan's Purse
  • High-quality fotos y Material grabado
  • Formulario de solicitud de los medios de comunicación

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: