Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Samaritan's Purse Sends 90 Tons Of Supplies To Japan
International relief organization Samaritan's Purse sent 90 tons of basic supplies to help the tens of thousands of displaced Japanese.
Aid from around the world continues to make its way to help the countless men and women making do without the bare essentials as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week.
Samaritans Purse, an American international Christian relief organization, made a pit stop in Anchorage on Friday to refuel before taking off to Japan.
“We had some Japanese officials that basically said please come help and so we immediately began our disaster assistance response team,” Karina Petersen, Media Relations Coordinator with Samaritan’s Purse said.
The organization is taking a 747 cargo plane carrying 92 tons of basic supplies to help those left with nothing.
“Over 15,000 blankets, hygiene supplies, and thousands of feet of plastic requested by the Japanese officials,” Pastor Jerry Prevo with Anchorage Baptist Temple said.
Organization officials say they hope these basic supplies will hopefully bring some comfort to those who may have lost hope.
“We’re going to help them along the way as they go on this step to recovery,” Petersen said.