from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The attacks of 9/11 were the catalyst for the formation of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team. As the 20th anniversary approaches, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) has deployed to 556 disaster sites around the world, praying with more than a half million people.
In August, the BG-RRT announced a total of nine new deployments, bringing their total for the year to 36.
Three of the new deployments were to Louisiana after Hurricane Ida caused widespread damage in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
BG-RRT chaplains began work in the flooded communities of Waverly, Tennessee, and Haywood County, North Carolina, and responded to wildfires that destroyed homes in Colfax and Plumas County, California.
As coronavirus cases spiked in Mississippi and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, chaplains deployed to serve at Samaritan’s Purse field hospitals in both locations.
So far in 2021 more than 700 chaplains have deployed across the country, praying with more than 19,000 people.
For more information about the BG-RRT ministry, visit billygraham.org/RRT.