Helping in Jesus’ Name
Emergencies can happen at any time. Samaritan’s Purse is no stranger to responding to floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires. Specialized staff and equipment, plus hundreds of volunteers, are mobilized when natural disasters occur in Canada. All of this is possible because of prayers and donations from people like you.
How can you and your loved ones be prepared? Our years of experience has helped us develop these tips to protect you and your family, and also help your neighbors in Jesus’ Name.
3 Steps to Get Ready:
1. Know the Risks
Understand the risks in your community: is there a history of floods or tornadoes?
Check out community information on natural & manmade hazards (chemical plants, railroads)
Look up online local flood risk maps
2. Make a Plan – Write it down!
Have a plan to prepare your household for emergencies
Safe exits from home & neighborhood
Designate a person to pick up children should you be unavailable
Contact persons locally & out-of-town
Places for your pet to stay
Location of fire extinguisher/water valve/electrical panel/gas valve/floor drain
3. Get a 72-hour kit.
Water — two liters of water per person per day (include small bottles)
Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars, and dried foods (replace once a year)
Manual can opener
Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)
Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)
Mobile phone charger
First aid kit
Extra keys for your car and house
Candles and matches or lighter
Cash, and change
Important family documents such as identification, insurance, and bank records
A copy of your Emergency Plan
Consider making a donation as we respond to disasters in Canada. Your gifts can help Canadian families know this same love, even in some of their darkest moments.
Train and Provide Disaster Recovery Tools for a Volunteer for 1 Day
Help a Homeowner with Flood Clean-Up, Repairs, and Recovery