Media Have to Admit the Obvious About Hurricane Relief
September 11, 2017
The liberal mainstream media, which has for decades espoused the narrative that only the government can provide relief from natural disasters, was forced to make a stunning admission in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
In a nutshell, Christian relief charities have provided most of the services in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, working in conjunction with FEMA. The latest to admit this fact is USA Today:
Over and over again in public comments as Hurricane Harvey was soaking Texas and Louisiana, FEMA administrator Brock Long asked concerned citizens to go to NVOAD.org to make donations – that is National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the alliance of volunteer organizations that are helping FEMA channel disaster assistance into the affected areas. About 75% of the organizations that are part of the alliance are faith-based.
Samaritan’s Purse, an evangelical aid group run by Rev. Franklin Graham, has trucks at the ready in Florida with chainsaws and debris removal experts to help clean up houses. After initial cleanup, the group has contracting services available to help the needy rebuild their homes. The group has responded to 20 disasters already this year, said Luther Harrison, vice president of North American Ministries for Samaritan’s Purse.
“FEMA – they have been a big blessing to us, they’re an assistance to us,” Harrison said Saturday. “For Hurricane Irma, the majority of our equipment has already been dispatched to Texas … so our office in Canada is bringing their equipment across the border and FEMA was instrumental in helping us clear that with customs and getting all the paperwork done.”
The article also quotes NVOAD CEO Greg Forrester, who said “about 80 percent of all recovery” is the result of non-profit organizations, the vast majority of which are faith-based groups. It adds up to billions of dollars of disaster recovery assistance.