From Samaritan’s Purse
A 747 cargo jet chartered and stocked by Samaritan’s Purse departs today (10/1/14) from Charlotte bound for Liberia with nearly 100 tons of supplies to fight the deadly Ebola virus.
“Behind me is a plane loaded with supplies and equipment to fight Ebola and save the lives of Liberian people,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said at a send-off ceremony for the airlift. “Samaritan’s Purse is committed. We believe that with God’s help and the support of many people in this country and around the world we will be able to win the battle with Ebola. It’s going to take time and it’s going to take the international community standing beside nations like Liberia to help them. The people of Liberia not only need help but they need our prayers. We need God’s help. Ebola is devastating.”
Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, attended the send-off ceremony for the flight.
“We are very very thankful to Samaritan’s Purse for this support,” Ambassador Sulunteh said. “This represents hope. Hope for the Liberian people—the sick in the villages, those who thought there was no hope because no help was on the way.”