Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Sends Crisis-trained Chaplains to New York City

Billy Graham chaplains are in New York City to offer emotional and spiritual care at a Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital battling the coronavirus. The 68-bed hospital is located in Central Park. (Photo: Paul Sherar)

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) is sending crisis-trained chaplains to New York City, to serve in conjunction with the Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital that is being set up to treat COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients. Chaplains, along with the RRT’s Mobile Ministry Center, will deploy from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) headquarters in Charlotte on Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m.

According to a press release Franklin Graham, president of BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse, and his son Will Graham, who is vice president of BGEA, will both be on-site at BGEA to pray with the chaplains before they depart for New York City.

“People are dying from the coronavirus, hospitals are out of beds, and the medical staff are overwhelmed,” said Franklin Graham. “I’m thankful for all the companies and individuals across this country that are pulling together and doing their part in this battle.”

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SOURCE: Assist News, Peter Wooding