5. They are going to need help rebuilding.
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With damage so severe and damage that goes deeper than tangible destruction the survivors of the wildfires are going to need help monetarily, emotionally, and spiritually.
Many independent organizations have deployed teams to help victims rebuild, find temporary shelter, and to simply offer a shoulder of support. Faith-based organization Samaritan’s Purse is one organization that quickly gathered teams of people to deploy to the affected areas.
According to their website, “Samaritan’s Purse has staff on the ground, with one of our disaster relief units—a tractor trailer packed with tools and equipment—standing by, as firefighters continue to battle the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California’s Butte County.”
It continues, “Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have also been deployed to the area and are already ministering to the displaced.”
In an interview with CBN News, Will Graham said, “One of the greatest things you can do, and that's one thing I'm so excited about the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, we send chaplains simply just to sit there and pray with people; cry with people; hold people."
He continued, "People have lost everything – they're devastated, and they don't even know where the next step begins, and we just sit there, and we just start praying."
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