Billy Graham Rapid Response Team deploys to Washington flooding

BG-RRT Press Kit

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2021 – The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is deploying chaplains to provide emotional and spiritual support alongside Samaritan’s Purse after historic flooding in Whatcom County, Washington.

An estimated 550 homes have suffered flood damage as the area experienced its worst flooding in more than 30 years.

“As we see the devastation caused by this historic flooding, our hearts are broken for those who have had great loss,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT. “Our crisis-trained chaplains are there in the midst of this tragedy to provide emotional and spiritual care and to share the love of Jesus as the area grieves and begins the recovery process.”

This is the 44th domestic deployment of the year for the BG-RRT and the 11th deployment in response to flooding.

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 Updates can also be found at

Media Opportunities
  • Interviews with:
    • Jack Munday, international director of the BG-RRT
    • Josh Holland, assistant director of the BG-RRT
    • Chaplain coordinator, once they are on the ground in Big Stone Gap
  • High quality b-roll and photos (please use with credit to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)
  • Media request form

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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Media Contact:
Blake Freeland   

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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