We want to express our thanks to the people of Merritt who welcomed Samaritan’s Purse volunteers into their flood-damaged homes to clean them and prepare them for repair. We know that’s a lot more work to be done to restore Merritt, but we’ve seen the resiliency of your people and know the community will do what’s needed.

Our work in Merritt is now finished. During our four-week deployment, we trained, equipped and led almost 400 volunteers to work on the flood-damaged homes of 70 families. We thank Samaritan’s Purse donors from across Canada who made this vital work possible at no cost to residents, many of whom had lost everything in the flood.

We also thank Crossroads Community Church, our enthusiastic, community-minded partner and home base.

For more information on Samaritan’s Purse’s Canadian disaster relief work, please visit SamaritansPurse.ca.

Frank King

Relations Manager, Samaritan’s Purse