April 6, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy today greeted a Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 aircraft carrying medical supplies from North Carolina to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport today. Governor Dunleavy made the request to Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham for these needed supplies to be delivered to rural Alaska to supplement supplies the State already has in place.
Governor Dunleavy meeting the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. (Click here for more photos)
“Samaritan’s Purse has a long history of service throughout our great state, and I am grateful that Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse graciously offered these supplies to Alaskans who will need them over the coming weeks,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “These medical supplies will be headed to rural Alaska over the next few days to supplement the thousands of pounds of supplies that the State has already prepositioned in our rural hub communities.”
Samaritan’s Purse has donated approximately 17,720 pounds of medical supplies to help Alaska battle COVID-19. These medical beds, masks, gowns, and other medical supplies will be headed to 8 rural Alaska communities in the coming days. Samaritan’s Purse operates Operation Heal Our Patriots Lodge in Southwestern, Alaska, assists with disaster relief efforts in both urban and rural Alaska, and sponsors annual church building projects across remote Alaska.