On the Road to Recovery in New Orleans
Samaritan’s Purse recently completed a disaster relief deployment to New Orleans East following a devastating February twister. More than 700 homes were damaged or destroyed when the most powerful tornado ever to hit New Orleans touched down on February 7. Nearly 240 Samaritan’s Purse volunteers helped more than 130 homeowners in New Orleans East clean up after the storm. Volunteers worked hard clearing debris, cutting fallen limbs and trees, and tarping roofs.
Volunteer teams also encouraged homeowners with the love of Jesus and shared the hope of the Gospel, working alongside Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains and reporting 13 salvations.
Samaritan's Purse mobilizes and equips thousands of volunteers to provide emergency aid to U.S. victims of wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In the aftermath of major storms, they often stay behind to rebuild houses for people with nowhere else to turn for help.