Eight Days of Hope is a ministry that responds to natural disasters by organizing volunteers to be “the hands and feet of Jesus” to those in need. They are an evangelistic ministry that encourages those with skills as well as those without skills to volunteer to rebuild homes and churches after a natural disaster.
This organization provides free food and lodging for volunteers so that they can respond to natural disasters in the United States and help people rebuild their lives. They also provide building materials. When you give to Eight Days of Hope, you can give for specific items such as a new roof, re-wiring or drywall installation.
Don’t forget that you don’t need to give money. If you have any kind of skill, or just wish to use your vacation in order to help, you can sign up for their next project.
If you are looking to support relief operations around the world, Samaritan’s Purse is an excellent option. Relief operations are just one of the kinds of things that this organization does. Many relief organizations don’t share the gospel. Like other organizations we highlight, Samaritan’s Purse meets physical needs in order have the opportunity to share the gospel. This organization is represented by Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and they are committed to keep the message of Jesus a primary focus in their efforts to help those in need.
Samaritan’s Purse has built a top notch operation that serves those with all kinds of needs, all around the world. They are also the power behind Operation Christmas Child. That’s the group that organizes volunteers and resources to pack and send thousands of shoe box gifts around the world every year for Christmas.
This article is too small to describe all of the things that this single organization does. If you join their operation, you will receive top-notch communication about what they are doing all over the world. Here’s a list of some of their project categories:
Animals and Agriculture
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Heal Our Patriots
The Greatest Journey
Women and Children
Samaritan’s Purse not only puts feet on the ground after a natural disaster, they help the poor by making a way for us to help provide for their physical needs. They publish a catalog of items that you can buy to help those in need.
God has used this organization to inspire people to give too. Two young bakers took it upon themselves to raise money to repair an entire hospital. Yes you heard that right. Here’s their story:
God continues to use Samaritan’s Purse to inspire us to give as well.