Samaritan's Purse is on the ground today in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and will need volunteers for weeks and months to come - great organization and great leader in Franklin Graham who visited Tuscaloosa today - Click HERE for a video about Pleasant Grove where more than 50% of the 2600 homes there were completely destroyed.
Click HERE to sign up and volunteer - I suggest either signing up and driving there - if you want to volunteer, or just go to one of the 2 main Samaritan's Purse locations -
Garywood Assembly of God
2730 Allison Bonnett Memorial
Bessemer, AL 35023-1843
First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa
721 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-1881
Another great thing about this group is they have lots of experience with these missions AND they adhere to both a Statement of Faith and a Statement of Practice -
Statement of Faith
Samaritan’s Purse bases its ministry on the following:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:15-17.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4-6.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. John 1:1-4; Matthew 1:23; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24; I Corinthians 15:3-4.
We believe that, for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. Titus 3:4-7; Luke 24:46-47; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; Acts 4:12.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. Galatians 5:16-18; Romans 8:9. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. Revelation 20:11-15; I Corinthians 15:51-57.
Statement of Practice
The commitment of Samaritan’s Purse is “to serve and not be served.” Serving on the field means your agreement to the following:
I am willing to set aside personal preferences, habits, and schedule in the interest of others to fulfill the ministry of the project to which I am assigned and to seek to win people of faith in Jesus Christ.
I understand there are variations in practice and understanding of Scripture in some areas of doctrine, Christian living, and witness. In serving Samaritan’s Purse, I will abide by the standards of the projects to which I am assigned in all areas, including dress, alcohol, drug, and tobacco and to be sensitive to cultural, regional, and church expectations and standards.
In cooperation with the project setting, I seek to provide excellence in service and to present Jesus Christ as Lord.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Individual Volunteer & Team Registration
Volunteers should be prepared for manual labor to include home repair, construction and/or clean up. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. For volunteers who are 14 & 15 they must serve alongside their parent or legal guardian. For volunteers 16 & 17, they may serve with an adult chaperone, however they must bring the volunteer waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian and notarized.
What do they need help with? Click HERE to sign up.
Debris Clean-Up & Mudouts; Placing Tarps on Roofs; Chainsaw Work; Cooking; Job Layout & Planning; Carpentry - Rough; Carpentry - Finish; Plumbing - Copper & Plastic; Water Well Installation & Repair; Water Pump Installation & Repair; Septic System Installation; Electrical - Rough; Electrical - Finish; HVAC Installation & Repair; Drywall - Hang; Drywall - Finish; Concrete - Flatwork & Foundation; Concrete Block Laying; Roofing - Shingle & Metal; Landscaping; Welding - Gas & Stick; Machine Operation - Bobcat, Backhoe, etc.; Arborist; General Mechanical Work; Flooring / Carpet Installation; CDL Driving if you have a license
NOTE: Any information in this post from Samaritan's Purse is for informational purposes only for disaster relief and is not for any gain and all credit for their work whether in print or on their website is given to the same.