Samaritan’s Purse Helps Nepal Earthquake Victims Survive Freezing Weather
TOMORROW IN CHARLOTTE: Franklin Graham and His Team Send Relief Supplies to Nepal Where Quake Survivors Now Face Deadly Winter Conditions
People in Nepal who managed to survive last year’s killer earthquake are now facing a new threat with freezing winter conditions that have already begun claiming lives. Many families lost everything in the quake, including their homes and the winter clothing and supplies stored inside them. International Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse responded quickly when the earthquake struck in April and has continued to work with victims of the disaster. Nepal’s prime minister has now appealed directly to Samaritan’s Purse to help his people survive this latest crisis, and the North Carolina-based relief group immediately went to work preparing an airlift of winter supplies.
On Friday, Samaritan’s Purse will load a cargo jet in Charlotte, North Carolina, to fly those critical supplies to Nepal.
Samaritan’s Purse airlift of winter relief supplies for earthquake victims in Nepal
Friday, Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Charlotte-Douglas Int’l Airport, Gate 40 – 4062 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC, 28208
- Interviews with Franklin Graham (2 p.m.)
- Interviews with Samaritan’s Purse staff who have worked in Nepal with the organization’s earthquake relief efforts
- Photo and video opportunities showing loading of supplies onto the 747 cargo jet
The airlift is scheduled to arrive in Nepal on Sunday morning. The cargo will then be converted into winterization kits that will be distributed to 5,000 households around country. The kits include jackets, gloves and other winter clothing; blankets, hot water bottles and solar lamps. Stoves will also be provided to more than 1,600 families. The prime minister will join Samaritan’s Purse next week to help with the distribution.
Based in Boone, North Carolina, Samaritan’s Purse responds to the physical and spiritual needs of individuals in crisis situations—especially in locations where few others are working. Led by President and CEO Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries to provide aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine and persecution. For more information, visit samaritanspurse.org.