Samaritan’s Purse Responds to Coronavirus Plague Crisis in California

Franklin Graham speaks with Samaritan’s Purse DART members, Kelly Sites (right) and Kelly Hormez (left).

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham was in Los Angeles County January 13  to see final preparations before the ministry opens its Emergency Field Hospital there.

The ministry reports the mobile facility, which can accommodate more than 50 beds, should begin receiving COVID-positive patients later this week. Samaritan’s Purse is partnering with Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster for this response and we have set up on their premises.

“This is what we do—we respond in Jesus’ Name,” Franklin Graham said. “All of this comes from God’s people, who have provided the funds, so we just give glory to Him.”

On its webpage, Samaritan’s Purse says: “Our DC-8 cargo jet airlifted much of the equipment needed for the hospital, while the tents were transported by a Samaritan’s Purse tractor trailer from our warehouse in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Patients treated at our site will be limited to those who are sick with the novel coronavirus but do not need the support of a ventilator.”

Speaking to the DART (disaster assistance response team), Graham encouraged them: “Remember, we are here for one purpose: To lift up the Name of Jesus Christ. We want to love the people of this community with God’s love.”

The Samaritan’s Purse team of highly trained medical personnel stand ready to provide quality, compassionate care to every patient who is admitted to its facility.

“The coordination from the initial call to where we are today, has been swift and amazing. There has been remarkable synergy between the groups involved, and we couldn’t be more thankful,” said Ed Mirzabegian, Antelope Valley Hospital CEO.

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SOURCE: Assist News, Michael Ireland