CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 17, 2021 – Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains are deploying to Les Cayes, Haiti, to provide emotional and spiritual care at a Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital assembled to treat earthquake victims.
Nearly 7,000 people were injured in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, with the total number of people impacted tallying more than 1.2 million and continuing to rise.
“The incredible destruction and loss of life caused by this earthquake is tragic,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “So many people are overwhelmed and hurting right now and our crisis-trained chaplains are deploying to Haiti to share the hope and peace that is found through Jesus Christ. Even in these darkest of times we want people to know that God loves them and has not forgotten them.”
Following the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, the BG-RRT sent a total of 123 chaplains to serve the area over the course of nearly two years.
For more information on the ministry, including videos, photos, news articles and an interactive map of former and current deployments, visit the BG-RRT press kit or BillyGraham.org/RRT. Updates can also be found at Facebook.com/RRTChaplains.
About the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team:
The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team was developed by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It has since grown into an international network of chaplains in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have deployed to more than 550 disaster sites across the globe, including shootings, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes.
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