Bahamas: Airlift to Bring Hurricane Relief Supplies

We airlifted emergency relief supplies to those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Updated October 10

Haiti In Article GraphicHurricane Matthew, a Category 3 storm when it slammed into the Bahamas on Thursday, October 6, has left thousands of people on the islands without power and in need of emergency relief aid. The devastating storm killed hundreds and caused catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean region.

Today Samaritan’s Purse is sending an airlift with 20 tons of water filters, heavy-duty plastic sheeting, hygiene kits, and blankets to help people in hurricane-affected areas of the Bahamas. An initial four-member Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) was also aboard our DC-8 and will join local church partners in distributing relief supplies.

Matthew plowed through Nassau, making it the first major hurricane to hit the capital city in nearly 100 years. The hurricane battered the nation with wind gusts of up to 140 mph.

Today’s airlift is our third flight to the Caribbean. We’ve already sent a total of 40 tons of relief supplies to Haiti via two flights.

Please pray for our staff and local partners as they bring physical relief and the hope of Jesus Christ to people in the Bahamas.

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