Samaritan's Purse

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

"Go and do likewise," Christ commanded after explaining the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. So we do. Samaritan's Purse travels the world’s highways looking for victims along the way. The work is often dangerous—as it was for the Samaritan—but the message we carry is much too important. We are quick to bandage the wounds we see, but the Samaritan didn’t stop there, and neither do we. In addition to meeting their immediate, emergency needs, we help these victims recover and get back on their feet.

No matter where we go or what we do, though, we offer more than help. We offer hope. To suffering people in a broken world, we share the news of the only One who can bring true peace—Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

For more information, or to contact Samaritan's Purse, see their website at:

» Recent News

Successful Surgeries Give Ugandan Children a Second Change
24 Jul 03 | Two Ugandan children with congenital heart defects have new leases on life after receiving life-saving open heart surgery at Children's National Medical Center.

International Relief Organization Samaritan's Purse Dedicates Baghdad Clinic as Part of Larger Medical Program in Iraq
20 Jul 03 | As part of a larger initiative to help restore medical services in post-war Baghdad, international relief organization Samaritan's Purse has completed construction of the Al-Saydia Clinic.

Uganda Children Arrive July 7 in Washington, D.C. for Life-Saving Heart Surgery
02 Jul 03 | Two Ugandan children with congenital heart defects arrive in Washington D.C. for life-saving heart surgery at Children's National Medical Center.

Critically Ill Teens Arrive in Indianapolis for Life-Saving Heart Surgery, June 24
23 Jun 03 | Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, brings two Mongolian teenagers with congenital heart defects to Indianapolis for life-saving heart surgery.

Aid Organization Headed by Franklin Graham Sends Disaster Relief Unit to Missouri and Tennessee Tornado Victims
09 May 03 | Trucks loaded with emergency equipment and a crew of emergency experts from North Carolina are helping victims of the recent tornadoes in Missouri and Tennessee.

Kosovo Girl Returns Home with Healthy Heart
15 Apr 03 | Three holes the size of a quarter seem so small, but to Edina Sejfic they were the difference between life and death.

Heartfelt Send-Off Planned for Kosovo Children
08 Apr 03 | They arrived in the Tampa Bay area on March 6 hoping for a miracle. In a few days, 3-year-old Dreni Bajraktari, 2-year-old Irfan Revuqi, and 11-month-old Leona Halilaj carry that miracle home to Kosovo—in their hearts.

Critically Ill Children Arrive in Tampa Bay Area for Life-Saving Heart Surgery March 6
04 Mar 03 | After traveling thousands of miles from their homeland, four children, ranging in age from 11-months-old to 8-years-old, arrive in Tampa for heart surgery at All Children's Hospital and Tampa Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's.

Samaritan's Purse Seeks a "Prescription for Hope" Among Christian HIV/AIDS Workers in Africa
14 Feb 03 | One hundred and fifty leading Christian HIV/AIDS workers from 10 countries across Africa met this week in Kampala, Uganda to strengthen the Christian response to the HIV/AIDS.

Christians In Africa Mobilize To Fight HIV/AIDS
07 Feb 03 | One year after issuing a call to Christians worldwide to mobilize in the fight against HIV/AIDS, international relief organization, Samaritan's Purse, led by Rev. Franklin Graham, is taking the challenge to the front lines of the pandemic – Africa.

Critically Ill Children Arrive in Albany for Life-Saving Heart Surgery as American Heart Month Kicks-Off
31 Jan 03 | Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization headed by Franklin Graham, brings two 8-year-olds with congenital heart defects from Kosovo to Albany, N.Y., for life-saving heart surgery.

Bombing Kills 13 Near Samaritan’s Purse Hospital In Southern Sudan
26 Sep 02 | The Government of Sudan's jet bombers killed 13 civilians—including four children—in an attack Saturday, Sept. 21, on Lui, a village in southern Sudan where Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief organization, operates a hospital.

Samaritan's Purse Offers Another Lifeline To War-Ravaged Sudan
21 May 02 | The war-ravaged country of Sudan will soon begin receiving new hope from the skies in the form of a refurbished DC-3 cargo plane, recently acquired by international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham.

Samaritan's Purse Aids Kentucky Flood Victims
26 Mar 02 | A tractor-trailer rig loaded with emergency supplies from international relief organization Samaritan's Purse is bringing help to the flood-ravaged communities of Kentucky.

Seeking Liberty For Sudan, Leader Of The Sudanese People's Liberation Movement/Army Coming To The United States For First Time In Five Years
07 Mar 02 | Since his last visit to the United States five years ago, hundreds of thousands of his fellow countrymen have died as a result of the war and famine, brought on by the actions of their own terrorist government.

Christians From Six Continents to Meet in Washington, D.C., for Conference on Response to the AIDS Pandemic
01 Feb 02 | Hundreds of Christians from around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., to encourage and equip the Church to respond biblically to the international HIV/AIDS crisis. Prescription for Hope will take place February 17­-21.

Christians Grapple With HIV/AIDS Pandemic At International Meeting
28 Jan 02 | Some would say the Christian church hasn't done enough in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In fact, a recent survey shows, only 3 percent of evangelical Christians in the United States say they plan to help (Barna Research Group 2001).

Arriving Saturday in Seattle: A Young Boy From Mongolia Flying in for Life-Saving Heart Surgery
10 Jan 02 | Samaritan's Purse Children's Heart Project identifies children with life-threatening heart disease in countries that lack technology and training, and matches them with surgeons and hospitals in the US that are willing to donate their services.

Regional And Tribal Leaders Join Franklin Graham’s Relief Organization To Help Those Suffering In Afghanistan
04 Jan 02 | In a war-ravaged country, immobilized by winter, international relief organization Samaritan's Purse, headed by Franklin Graham, is working with regional and tribal leaders to open a 20-bed hospital in the ancient Afghan city of Kholm.

Two Nigerian Children Receive Life-Saving Surgery in Morgantown
05 Nov 01 | Released on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, respectively, the two children were brought from Nigeria to Morgantown courtesy of Samaritan's Purse, the international Christian relief organization led by Franklin Graham, son of Rev. Billy Graham.

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