Samaritan's Purse on ground in Gatlinburg

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Gatlinburg fireA well-known Christian ministry is providing aid as thousands of volunteers are needed to help with the wildfire recovery efforts in and around Gatlinburg, TN.

Todd Taylor of Samaritan's Purse tells OneNewsNow disaster relief specialists are in Gatlinburg following the deadly and devastating wildfire that forced thousands to evacuate and damaged nearly 2,000 structures, including hundreds of homes.

"We are helping homeowners sift and sort through their home sites and see if there are those mementos that they can take with them," he reports. "It gives them that closure that they need. And while we're doing that, we're able to show them God's love in a way that they need right now."

Taylor asserts that these homeowners need prayer.

"In 15 minutes, they lost everything -- not to mention that it's also the middle of winter at Christmastime," the specialist points out. "They've got a lot to deal with, and we know that only through Jesus are they going to be able to receive the comfort that they need."

Samaritan's Purse is calling on its vast network of volunteers from around the country to respond and help families in The Volunteer State recover from the fire.

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