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Faith Groups Provide the Bulk of Disaster Recovery, in Coordination with FEMA

posted on September 12, 2017

USA Today’s Paul Singer writes, “Faith-based organizations are integral partners in state and federal disaster relief efforts. They have specific roles and a sophisticated communication and coordination network to make sure their efforts don’t overlap or get in each others’ way.” Singer finds one example in The Convoy of Hope, a Christian organization that prepared three truck-loads of food, water, and sanitary supplies to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Singer adds, “Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical aid group run by Rev. Franklin Graham, has trucks at the ready in Florida with chainsaws and debris removal experts to help clean up houses. After initial cleanup, the group has contracting services available to help the needy rebuild their homes.”

Read at USA Today