Samuel Case, FISM News
In the aftermath of several deadly weekend tornadoes in Mississippi and northern Alabama, humanitarian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse is stepping in to send supplies to those in need.
Friday night’s storms left 25 dead in Mississippi and one in Alabama, caused damage to homes across a 100-mile area, and left thousands in Mississippi without power.
“The loss will be felt in these towns forever. Please pray for God’s hand to be over all who lost family and friends,” Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp declared a state of emergency Sunday, only hours after President Biden declared a major disaster in Mississippi. The National Weather Service warned of an increased risk of severe weather in the central region of Georgia Monday.
“The damage from last night’s tornadoes is incredible,” Samaritan’s Purse president, Franklin Graham, said on Twitter. “Pray for all those who have lost so much — especially the families whose loved ones were killed.”
We have deployed @SamaritansPurse disaster response units to Mississippi where we have staff on the ground assessing how and where we can best help. The damage from last night’s tornadoes is incredible. Pray for all those who have lost so much—especially https://t.co/JXGf1lWeAu… pic.twitter.com/XN4qNPsITS
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 25, 2023
Samaritan’s Purse will be helping with clean up and recovery in Rolling Fork, Silver City, and Amory for the next several months.
The ministry is sending two Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief units to the area, which are “tractor trailers filled with relief supplies and equipment.”
“A lot of people don’t have insurance and these are people we want to focus on, people that just have nowhere to turn, nowhere to go, no hope,” Graham told Fox News on Sunday. “I want them to know that God loves them and God sends his people in times of storms to help and do it in His name.”