New York, USA (ANS) – Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham travelled to New York City this week to thank staff members who have been working on the frontlines to care for COVID-19 patients at their Central Park Emergency Field Hospital.
“I want to thank all of you for everything you’ve done. We give God the glory for it,” Graham said. “We are here to give and to give in the Name of Jesus Christ who died on the Cross for us. We want the world to know God loves them.
“This hospital has been a beacon of life and a beacon of hope. You’ve been able to touch lives.”
The charity reports that through their partnership with the Mount Sinai Health System, they treated more than 300 coronavirus patients in New York, including 190 at their Central Park site.
Franklin added: “We praise God that our team got to see many patients recover and return home to their loved ones after being critically ill. Not only that, we are thankful for the times we had to share the reason for the hope that in us (1 Peter 3:15).
“I’m very grateful to the Mount Sinai Health System for adopting us and asking us to come,” Graham said. “It was their invitation that brought us here. They’ve been an incredible partner. We’re thankful to God for this opportunity to work in New York and for the people of New York and to do it in the Name of Jesus Christ. These are uncertain times. I want the people of New York to know that God made us and created us and loves us. He hasn’t forgotten us.”
Their 14-tent, 68-bed respiratory care unit (RCU) opened on April 1 and was designed especially for this coronavirus response. All patients under Samaritan’s Purse care have now been discharged, and the charity is in the process of decontaminating and packing up the tents.
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