Samaritan's Purse UK

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Samaritan's Purse UK is affiliated to Samaritan's Purse.

"Samaritan's Purse was launched in the UK by the legendary Dr. Billy Graham in 1990 following his visit to Scotland. After just twelve months, Samaritan's Purse UK had a support base of over four thousand people from a cross-section of individual Christians and churches in the UK.

"In 1995, Operation Christmas Child, a Wrexham-based children's charity, announced its merger with Samaritan's Purse. Since 1995, the organisation has gone from strength to strength - starting new development initiatives in Africa and Central Asia as well as being part of the global Samaritan's Purse response to humanitarian disasters such as the Darfur Crisis, the South Asian Tsunami, the Pakistan Earthquake, the Myanmar Cyclone and the China Earthquake.

"In 1998, encouraged by the global growth of Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse was launched in Ireland and grew very quickly. In 2009 209,000 shoeboxes were collected in Ireland.

"Since 2006, we have also launched new campaigns - including Turn on the Tap, Positive Impact and Alive to Thrive - to enable individuals, churches, schools and businesses in the UK to become part of our work overseas."


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  1. Samaritan's Purse UK People, organizational web page, accessed March 17, 2013.