I was in Iraq about 3 weeks ago with Reverend Franklin Graham. We went to a Syrian refugee camp. We saw the suffering. You don’t forget it.
As you might imagine, it was tough seeing all those people (elderly, children, adults) suffering so much….food shortages, homeless, uncertain where family members might be …and freezing freezing cold (winter in Iraq is bitter cold — especially in a tent.) You wish you could help everyone. I know you would feel that way, too.
One woman we met was 90 years old and had no heat. She was shivering. It would have broken your heart – it did ours – and of course many of the other people we saw suffering was equally painful. But what I love about Samaritan’s Purse and all its volunteers and YES, THOSE WHO DONATE SO THIS IS POSSIBLE, is that the job GETS DONE. See the pics and note in the 90 year old woman’s tent is a heater (if you are on GretaWire often, you know that I posted a pic of this woman while I was in Iraq.)
Samaritan’s Purse is the most amazing humanitarian group —
1/ Reverend Graham goes to the location and sees the problem first hand,
2/ he turns to his people and says essentially, ‘let’s do what we can…and fast’
3/ his people move fast and
4/ the many people who go on line and contribute (or mail in contributions) make it possible. Without everyone pitching in, this could not happen — so THANK YOU TO THE DONORS! You did this.
To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse, click here.
In the pics you will see that Samaritan’s Purse got her a heater (they have also helped many others since we have been there and they have a 747 full of supplies headed there soon.)