Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Palins pitch in with Samaritan's Purse volunteers in Alabama

Rev. Graham: "I appreciate their willingness to bring hope to people in need.”
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From Rev. Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Today Blog, we learn that Todd and Sarah Palin joined other Samaritan’s Purse volunteers Wednesday to assist tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama:
“I came here to work hard,” Todd said. “There’s no point in being here if you’re not going to work hard.”

After getting a safety briefing and talking with volunteers, the Palins joined a crew assisting homeowner J.L. Price. The couple helped haul off brush and debris, and with the rest of the crew, prayed with Mr. Price.

“It feels great to be working out here,” Sarah said. “I hope more people sign up with Samaritan's Purse so they can be blessed like I am today.”

The Price home took a direct hit from a tornado and sustained extensive damage.

“It’s hard to imagine anyone surviving this,” Todd said. “What a terrifying time it must have been for them. This just really gets you.”

Pitching in to help with Samaritan’s Purse relief efforts is getting to be a regular activity for the Palins. Last year they joined Rev. Graham for two-days in Haiti, and in 2009 Gov. Palin and Graham distributed food to hungry families in Alaskan during an unusually harsh winter.

Samaritan's Purse has a short video posted on Facebook.

- JP

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