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Samaritan's Purse

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Samaritan's Purse is an international Christian relief and missionary organization. The organization is based in Boone, North Carolina, USA, and is currently headed by Franklin Graham. The mission of the organization is to spread the Gospel of Jesus and provide aid and comfort to people in need.

Bob Pierce founded and led the ministry of Samaritan's Purse in 1970. His mission for this organization was "to meet emergency needs in crisis areas through existing evangelical mission agencies and national churches". Franklin Graham, whom Pierce met in 1973, became the President of Samaritan's Purse in 1979 following Pierce's death in 1978.

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