Making an Impact in Fort McMurray

PHOTO GALLERY: Samaritan's Purse is helping Fort McMurray wildfire victims.

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The wildfire burned so hot that the only recognizable things left at many destroyed properties were the shells of vehicles.


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Samaritan’s Purse volunteers, often with the help of Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains (in blue shirt), prayed before starting each job in Fort McMurray.


Learn how Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers helped make an impact in Fort McMurray 



Volunteers gave Barbara Zieleniewski a Bible they signed after removing a fridge full of rotten food for her and husband Mikolaj.


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Checking work orders and getting proper directions was part of the daily routing for volunteers.


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Volunteers kept the eight Samaritan’s Purse pickup trucks stocked with equipment and materials for each job.


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Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves, boots and orange hard hats were required equipment before volunteers could safely go into the foundations of burned houses to look for family heirlooms and keepsakes.

Ways you can help


Please pray that the Lord would comfort and strengthen victims of disaster, domestically and worldwide. Also lift up our Disaster Relief team; may they respond wisely and efficiently when disaster strikes, so that countless people may receive help in Jesus’ Name.


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