Samaritan’s Purse

Serving Families and Making Warmer Smiles

For over 50 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done everything within its power to aid the world’s poor, sick, and suffering in the name of the Lord.
Named after the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37), which demonstrates the importance of helping those in desperate need, Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Five million Venezuelans have fled their homeland over the past several years due to hunger, a collapsing healthcare system, and an increase in violence. With a country in collapse, Samaritan’s Purse offered a new hope for safety and relief.
Since 2018, Samaritan's Purse has provided relief to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan migrants seeking a new life in Colombia, as they escape political and economic instability. With more than 87% of the population living in poverty, this crisis has led to the largest displacement of people in Latin American history—that’s 4.5 million Venezuelans who have fled the country in search of the most basic goods and services. Many believe their country has lost all sense of democracy, and the increasing fear and effect of the current dictatorship are forcing people out in great waves. Those who have fled the country are often left without shelter and must sleep wherever they can find a safe place to do so, wherever that may be.

The journey does not end once out of Venezuela. The migrants are not only vulnerable, but they need food, shelter, love, and protection.

Learn more about the Samaritan’s Purse Initiatives:

Samaritan's Purse, Hot Meals + Feeding Project

Serving Warm Food and Warmer Smiles to the People of Venezuela and Columbia

Cucuta, Columbia, and Venezuela
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Samaritan's Purse, Hope Center

Administering Life Saving Services to Venezuelans in Great Need

Cucuta, Columbia
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