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Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good #166751
07/28/2018 05:31 AM
07/28/2018 05:31 AM
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Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: ruralcarrier] #166761
07/28/2018 08:16 AM
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Good article. I think they were on island helping after the hurricane, almost before the Dutch government..


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Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: Carol_Hill] #166762
07/28/2018 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Good article. I think they were on island helping after the hurricane, almost before the Dutch government..


Mos def. They were the first group there.

Nice article. Thanks for posting.

Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: Carol_Hill] #166763
07/28/2018 09:11 AM
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I think you’re correct, Carol, they were one of - if not THE first outside assistance organization to step up to the plate.

And with Samaritans Purse, on an international level, you could rest assured the funds we donated went to those who really were in need as opposed to funds being skimmed off by those thinking they had a new cash cow as is often the case with some relief organizations.

It’s truly a good organization and program, and real people in need benefited from it, much as did the local shopping vouchers distributed to many islanders through Shopndrop/Jeannie Gee and so many of her friends and helpers by off- Island friends of SXM. I’m sure there are other relief organizations who stepped up and pitched in and many others who are still doing the heavy work but Samaritans Purse really is excellent from everything I’ve found out about them and this article reassures me we weren’t mistaken.


Respectfully,

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Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: Carol_Hill] #166764
07/28/2018 09:25 AM
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They were.

I got to see there SP DC-8 at an airshow last month and chatted with the pilots who shuttled in out. They said it was quite an effort at both ends.

Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: ruralcarrier] #166765
07/28/2018 09:31 AM
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Great article about a fantastic organization.

Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: ruralcarrier] #166773
07/28/2018 11:03 AM
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What a great organisation.

Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: ruralcarrier] #166799
07/28/2018 07:27 PM
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A great organization. It is headed by Franklin Graham. His late father, the Rev Billy Graham, would be proud.

Re: Samaritan's Purse Doing Some Good [Re: Carol_Hill] #166854
07/30/2018 12:01 AM
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I have supported Samaritan's Purse for years. A truly great organization!



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