(WFXR) — After hundreds of homes in Kentucky were destroyed by flash flooding, relief organizations like Samaritan’s Purse jumped into action, inviting other community members to join them.

Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief organization based out of Boone, North Carolina. It has responded to disasters as big as the war in Ukraine.

WFXR News’ Kathlynn Stone sat down with the Samaritan’s Purse program manager, Tony Williamson, about how relief efforts are going, as well as how to get involved in those efforts.


“We’ve seen homes that have been completely destroyed that are thrown around, moved from their foundations and just general debris everywhere, but mainly what we see is broken people.”

— Tony Williamson, Program Manager for Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to go to eastern Kentucky and help the communities who need it most.

The organization’s website lists two different opportunities to volunteer. To learn more about being a volunteer, click here.