Samaritan’s Purse Touches Lives in NYC
Samaritan’s Purse had been working in collaboration with Mount Sinai Health System with its deployed Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park providing specialized care for victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Central Park location opened less than two weeks after an identical unit was set up in Italy. Over 240 disaster response specialists including doctors, nurses, paramedics, lab technicians, and other critical support personnel had served at the New York City location. All of the coronavirus patients have now been discharged from the field hospital and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, went to thank staff members who had been working on the frontlines.
“I want to thank all of you for everything you’ve done. We give God the glory for it,” Graham said. “We are here to give and to give in the Name of Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for us. We want the world to know God loves them,” said Graham. “This hospital has been a beacon of life and a beacon of hope. You’ve been able to touch lives.”
The organization treated over 300 patients within The Mount Sinai Health System including 190 to the 68-bed Central Park site. “I’m very grateful to the Mount Sinai Health System for adopting us and asking us to come,” Graham said. “It was their invitation that brought us here. They’ve been an incredible partner. We’re thankful to God for this opportunity to work in New York and for the people of New York and to do it in the Name of Jesus Christ. These are uncertain times. I want the people of New York to know that God made us and created us and loves us. He hasn’t forgotten us.”
Get an up close, personal view of the work done at the Emergency Field Hospital in Central Park by reading The Night Shift Diary. Learn how God uses Samaritan’s Purse to be “the hands and feet of Jesus to bring comfort, healing, and hope.”
Samaritan’s Purse is based out of Boone, North Carolina, and responds to the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis situations. The organization is known to enter areas where few others work and has aided victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution in over 100 countries. Led by President and CEO Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse has most recently set up field hospitals in the Bahamas, Mozambique, Ecuador, and Iraq.
For more information on Samaritan’s Purse visit samaritanspurse.org.
==> Also read Franklin Graham: Being Used for God’s Glory.
==> And read God’s Love: How Measureless and Pure.
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