New Yorkers haven’t quite known whether to embrace or rebuff the Samaritan's Purse. As soon as it became clear that New York City was becoming the epicenter of the pandemic, Samaritan’s Purse struck an agreement with the overstretched Mount Sinai Hospital to treat a surge of patients needing immediate medical help.
But even before the field hospital accepted its first patient, old culture war issues, with no connection to the coronavirus, broke open.
LGBTQ activists stood several yards away from the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital on the East Meadow lawn and blasted city and state officials and Mount Sinai Hospital for partnering with the evangelical humanitarian relief organization treating overflow patients suffering from the coronavirus, on Tuesday.
Franklin Graham's Evangelical non-profit humanitarian aid organization, Samaritan's Purse, is heading to Italy to help replenish medical supplies and to offer hope to the Italian people amid the spread of COVID-19, which has effectively shut Italy down.
Alex Nsengimana’s family was killed during the 1994 genocide that saw as many as 800,000 people murdered. He was bitter and was blaming God, he said. But during that tragedy, a small box – filled with gifts from Christians – gave him hope. He was 7 at the time.
As the nation’s attention continues to focus on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Samaritan’s Purse has stepped in to minister to migrant families on both sides of the border who are suffering from the heat, hunger, and exhaustion.