Samaritan's Purse still at work in Puerto Rico

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Puerto Rico hurricane floodingThe long road to recovery for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico continues and a Christian relief agency is continuing to help. 

Emergency relief efforts are still ongoing in the U.S. territorial island in the Caribbean according to Samaritan's Purse

Brock Kreitzburg, serving as response manager for the relief charity headed by Franklin Graham, says they're still providing tarps, clean water and generators. Samaritan's is also receiving supplies and food from FEMA then distributing the items through the local church to the communities.

"It's an opportunity for us to support the local church," he says, "that then reaches out to the communities that they have already established relationship with that they can support them in a time of need."

Kreitzburg tells OneNewsNow that some church buildings were damaged during the storms but the body of Christ has rallied together to serve.

"Though there have been damaged communities," he says, "I feel like the churches are stronger now, that they want to show the love of Christ both in how they're serving the community in what they do and also in what they say."

Samaritan's Purse has also launched long-term rebuilding programs in the hard-hit Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbuda, and Dominica.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Bottom line: What's the REAL reason Democrats' are so adamant about blocking Kavanaugh's confirmation?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges
  At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike
  Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out
  Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding
Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party
Iran's president blames US after attack on military parade
Pope warns Lithuanians to guard against anti-Semitism

LATEST FROM THE WEB

College classmate says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at Yale party
Why is anyone taking Ford's accusation seriously?
Experts: Growing global and household debt leading to economic downturn worse than 10 years ago
4th purported witness claims no knowledge of alleged Kavanaugh assault against Ford
Tentative deal reached for Kavanaugh accuser to testify, then party 'witness' drops major statement

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Smuggling 100K Bibles, convert still risking his life in Vietnam

Vietnam mapAfter converting to Christianity as a Buddhist with suicidal tendencies more than a decade ago, one man has been consistently risking his life while getting more than 100,000 children’s Bibles into the hands Vietnamese youth who previously had no hope.