Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Relief Supplies to Beirut

Loading supplies onto Samaritan’s Purse DC-8

Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 aircraft left Greensboro, North Carolina, on Friday for Beirut, Lebanon, with a 14-member Disaster Assistance Response Team and 26 tons of desperately needed relief supplies. The cargo includes thousands of hygiene kits, solar lights, and hundreds of rolls of heavy-duty tarp material to make emergency repairs to homes and churches.

Beirut’s citizens are still reeling after a terrible explosion rocked their city on Tuesday evening. The catastrophe killed more than 100 people, injured thousands, and left 300,000 displaced.

Working with a longtime church partner in the area, the charity will distribute relief supplies and evaluate how we can best serve those who are hurting.

“The country and the people are devastated,” said Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham.

“Please pray for the families who lost loved ones and those who have been most impacted by this horrible incident.”

Before the explosion, the Lebanese people were already suffering from a deep economic crisis as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SOURCE: Assist News