U.S. Disaster Relief

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  • Boulder County, Colorado 2022

    A Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief Unit was stationed in the parking lot of a partner church in Boulder County, Colorado during the aftermath of the devastating Marshall Fire. The tractor trailer serves as both a command central during a disaster response and stores essential equipment necessary to serve families in need.

  • Boulder County, Colorado 2022

    After a devastating wildfire known as the Marshall Fire destroyed 1,000 homes in Colorado, Samaritan's Purse deployed disaster relief specialists, mobilized volunteers, and served impacted families by sifting through the ashes of their homes—searching for priceless mementos and anything that may have survived the flames.

  • Boulder County, Colorado 2022

    After a wildfire, many families lose hope that they will ever recover their precious belongings. Samaritan's Purse volunteers work vigilantly to recover items such as wedding rings, coins, and any other prized mementos that may have survived.

  • Port Charlotte, Florida 2022

    Every homeowner served by Samaritan's Purse disaster relief teams is gifted a Bible. These volunteers prayed for the homeowner they were able to serve after Hurricane Ian devastated the area.

  • Mayfield, Kentucky 2022

    Samaritan's Purse volunteers are constructing a new subdivision, rebuilding homes, providing furniture, and installing storm shelters in Mayfield, Kentucky, after a deadly tornado ripped through the town in December of 2021.

  • Fort Myers, Florida 2022

    Hurricane Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm. It was one of the most powerful storms to ever hit Florida and claimed more than 100 lives, devastating thousands of homeowners.

  • Punta Gorda, Florida 2022

    Volunteers removed downed trees from the powerful 150-mph winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Ian that caused widespread damage in southwest Florida.

  • Breathitt County, Kentucky 2022

    The late July flooding in eastern Kentucky was the worst flooding in the region's recorded history. It claimed dozens of lives and inundated hundreds of homes with water.

  • Eastern Kentucky 2022

    Volunteers from all over the country cleaned up homes in eastern Kentucky after catastrophic rain fell across the region and triggered devastating flash flooding.

  • Austin, Texas 2021

    Samaritan's Purse has eight Disaster Relief Units stocked with critical relief supplies. These tractor-trailers are ready to respond immediately to a natural disaster and serve as the base of operations for Samaritan's Purse teams.

  • Mayfield, Kentucky 2021

    Each day begins with prayer at our U.S. Disaster Relief sites.

  • Mayfield, Kentucky 2021

    Edward Graham prays with a homeowner in Mayfield Kentucky after deadly tornadoes swept through several states across the country.

  • Mayfield, Kentucky 2021

    Edward Graham prays with a homeowner in Mayfield Kentucky after deadly tornadoes swept through several states across the country.

  • Houma, Louisiana 2021

    Samaritan's Purse served families impacted by Hurricane Ida by removing fallen trees, clearing debris, and reminding those grieving loss that they had not been forgotten by God.

  • Whatcom County, Washington 2021

    Samaritan's Purse volunteers assisted homeowners by mudding out homes and removing debris in Whatcom County, Washington after severe flooding damaged more than 500 homes and displaced hundreds of families.

  • Tennessee, 2021

    Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers served in middle Tennessee, ministering to families who lost their homes and belongings to a devastating flood.

  • Lee County, Alabama 2019

    Samaritan's Purse volunteers begin the day in prayer before clearing debris from a home that was devastated by a string of deadly tornadoes in Lee County, Alabama.

  • Rockport, Texas 2019

    Team Patriot, an extension of Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief, allows past Operation Heal Our Patriots participants to serve their country in a new capacity—by helping families recover following a natural disaster.

  • New Bern, North Carolina 2018

    Samaritan's Purse volunteers comfort Kathy Warren (left) and Robin Hollingsworth (right) after Hurricane Florence flooded their neighborhood.

  • Panama City, Florida 2018

    More than 4,300 volunteers from across the country helped families recover from Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.

  • New Orleans, Louisiana

    Since 1998, Samaritan's Purse has responded to 296 domestic disasters in 39 states, bringing aid to more than 59,780 families.