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Samaritans Purse Charity Profile
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, "Go and do likewise."
For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives.
Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.
We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.
We provide first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through our medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.
As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, "Why did you come?" The answer is always the same: "We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ." Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, "For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake" (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritans Purse Volunteer Information
Because of the tremendous response from people like you, more than 8 million shoe box gifts were collected last year. These gifts have been distributed worldwide to share the love of Jesus Christ and the joy of Christmas with hurting boys and girls. Together with you and the more than 100,000 dedicated volunteers in the U.S., we know we can accomplish even more this year. There are several ways you can partner with us:
MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT BY VOLUNTEERING YEAR-ROUND
Dedicated volunteers work year-round to promote and pray for Operation Christmas Child. Teams of people are coming together around the country to serve in the specific areas of prayer, church relations, community relations, media relations, and shoe box collection. Opportunities are available to use your gifts in these areas. To volunteer year-round with Operation Christmas Child, go to the
Volunteer Interest Form.
SERVE AT A COLLECTION SITE DURING NATIONAL COLLECTION WEEK
An exciting way for groups and individuals to serve the Lord through Operation Christmas Child is to volunteer at one of over 2,000 Collection Sites. Opportunities to volunteer are available during National Collection Week, November 14-21, 2011.
INSPECT AND PREPARE SHOE BOX GIFTS AT A PROCESSING CENTER
Millions of lives will be touched by the shoe box gifts collected this year. Each precious gift is carefully inspected and prepared for overseas shipment. Opportunities are available to volunteer in the Processing Centers in November and December. Processing Center registrations begins on the first Monday in August — August 1. Contact the Processing Center scheduler at 800-442-9120 on or after August 1 to schedule your group's visit.