Your prayers and gifts can help hundreds of families forced to evacuate their homes.
As catastrophic flooding and landslides put communities underwater and force thousands from their homes, a Samaritan’s Purse team is in British Columbia to help struggling homeowners.
Your prayers and support can make a critical difference in these difficult days.
At the invitation of the city of Abbotsford, our team is operating a 200-bed evacuation shelter similar to the facility we operated for fire evacuees during the summer of 2021. Part of Abbotsford is under water as result of flooding from the Nooksack River—one of at least five rivers that have spilled their banks due to historic rainfall, flooding Chilliwack, Princeton, Merritt, and other communities.
“The scope and suddenness of this disaster have been shocking. Our hearts go out to the thousands of people who are seeing their homes and businesses flooded or destroyed,” said Brent Davis, director of Canadian ministry projects. “We want to do all we can to help.”
“The scope and suddenness of this disaster have been shocking. Our hearts go out to the thousands of people who are seeing their homes and businesses flooded or destroyed.”
One Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief team, equipped with specialized flood recovery vehicles and equipment, is in Abbotsford to help clean up as soon as homeowners are allowed to return to their homes. A second team will soon arrive in flood-damaged Merritt.
Please pray for the affected families, for exhausted first responders, and for our staff as they respond in Jesus’ Name. And please partner with us in what will be a significant relief effort. Together, we can show hurting people that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, ESV).