Samaritan’s Purse responded within hours after the enormous superstorm made landfall in late October. We began bringing physical help and spiritual comfort to homeowners affected by the hurricane out of our bases in New Jersey and New York.We have worked on over 1,000 homes.
Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham, along with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, visited areas of New Jersey devastated by Superstorm Sandy, praying with homeowners and thanking and encouraging volunteers who are helping people impacted by the hurricane.
Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren meet with Carl Martin, a Samaritan’s Purse volunteer from Raleigh and member of our site management team in Toms River, New Jersey.
Greta Van Susteren, whose program, On The Record, is the top-rated show on cable news in its time slot, thanks Samaritan’s Purse volunteers who are giving up their time to help storm victims.
Jane Cheung, whose home was flooded by the storm, was worn out physically and emotionally. She began crying tears of joy when Samaritan’s Purse volunteers arrived. She kept hugging people and saying, “Thank you for being here.”
Franklin Graham meets Nick and Janet Sanna. Homeowners who didn’t know where to turn for help were grateful when Samaritan’s Purse began working in their neighborhood.
Volunteers pray before heading out at the beginning of the day, asking God to use them to show His love and concern for people impacted by the storm.
Samaritan’s Purse helps storm victims by tarping roofs, removing mud and ruined belongings from homes, clearing debris, and removing downed trees.
Toms River is one of three locations in New Jersey where Samaritan’s Purse initially established bases to provide hope to families impacted by Sandy. A fourth base was set up in Nassau County in New York.
The storm’s fierce winds and rain brought flooding and widespread destruction.
Jane Graham, Franklin Graham’s wife, offers comfort to a homeowner.