Samaritan’s Purse Responds To Deadly Fires In Northern California (2018-11-16 16:55:05)

Samaritan’s Purse has staff on the ground, with one of its disaster relief units — a tractor trailer packed with tools and equipment — standing by, as firefighters continue to battle the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California’s Butte County.

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have also been deployed to the area and are already ministering to the displaced.

This is the most deadly and destructive wildfire in modern California history. Over 140,000 acres have been scorched by the blaze, more than 9,000 homes have been destroyed, and more than 60 deaths have been reported. Hundreds of people are listed as missing, with those numbers in constant flux.

Samaritan's Purse teams will await access from local authorities to begin work in affected areas.

“My heart breaks for families who have lost homes and loved ones in the California wildfires,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “We want to come alongside them in the midst of this tragedy and remind them that God still loves them. Please pray for the first responders and all of the families who have been impacted.”

Once the fires are contained, Samaritan's Purse will quickly begin assessing needs and receiving volunteers to assist homeowners in sifting through the ashes and recover precious belongings.

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