What is Samaritan's Purse?
Samaritan's Purse Canada is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.
We partner with our supporters in Canada and with local
organizations (usually churches) abroad to provide compassionate
and cost-effective assistance to anyone who needs it, regardless of
religion, race, gender or socio-economic standing.
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.
Through community development and vocational programs, we help
people break the cycle of poverty and exploitation - giving them
hope for a better tomorrow. Through education, shelter, and
long-term care projects, plus our Operation Christmas Child shoe
box program, we provide help and joy to vulnerable children.
Through our medical projects, we provide quality health care in
the name of the Great Physician. We also send medical and dental
personnel to help in countries around the world. And through our
Teams program, we give servant-minded Canadians the opportunity to
work alongside Samaritan's Purse on a Mission, Relief or Youth
Through our Water Projects, we are providing life-saving clean
water and essential health and hygiene training to hundreds of
thousands of people in the developing world.
All of this much-needed effort enables us to be modern-day Good
Samaritans - and often earns us opportunities to share our faith in
Samaritan's Purse Canada, established in 1973, is working in
about 45 countries around the world while Samaritan's Purse
International (including offices in the U.S., England, and
Australia) is working in more than 100 countries.
When Dr. Bob Pierce founded Samaritan's Purse in 1970, his goal
was "to meet emergency needs in crisis areas through existing
evangelical mission agencies and national churches." We continue