Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

Christine Daughrity watched helplessly as the floodwaters gathered and rose around her Mound Bayou, Mississippi, home following days of heavy rain in the Delta. Then her son noticed that the water had seeped into their living room and kitchen.

Christine cut the power and called 911 in desperate need of assistance. Praise God though that, moments later, her neighbor showed up. “Our neighbor rescued us and took us to safety.”

As floodwaters began to recede days later across the region, Samaritan’s Purse deployed two Disaster Relief Units—tractor-trailers filled with relief supplies and equipment—from their ministry center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Over the weekend (June 12-13), Samaritan’s Purse volunteers began working in Bolivar County, Mississippi, and Desha County, Arkansas.

And they were able to help mud-out homes like Christine’s.

Now teams are deploying daily into communities to help homeowners clean up their homes and properties. Volunteers are removing water-logged walls and flooring, clearing out debris, and salvaging personal belongings.