When disaster strikes and after the initial emergency response Samaritan’s Purse staff selects some of those in the most desperate circumstances to have their homes refurbished or a new one built. Samaritan’s Purse functions through volunteers like you and I to help put families and their home back together. Trips are scheduled on an as needed basis, typically one week and are structured so that people of all skill levels are needed. Brooklife also collects shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child each year.