On February 20, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, and Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse flew from Wasilla Municipal Airport to Russian Mission and Marshall to deliver boxes of food to needy families there (Hopkins, 2009, ¶1-3). This isolated and remote area of western Alaska, known as “the villages” has been suffering a food and fuel crisis, exacerbated by a poor salmon fishing season and expensive gasoline (Hopkins, 2009, ¶3). Every family in Russian Mission will receive a 44-pound box of food and supplies. The Samaritan’s Purse effort will provide 40,000 pounds of donations to these distressed communities (Hopkins, 2009, ¶3).
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Photo by Mark Lester/Anchorage Daily News. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined Franklin Graham and the Samaritan’s Purse organization at the Wasilla airport to fly out on a trip to Russian Mission and Marshall on February 20, 2009. The group … distribute[d] boxes of food to families there. (Editor’s Note: check out the mountain wave clouds and the standing lenticular clouds on the mountains in the background.)
Photo by Al Grillo/AP. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center and, Franklin Graham, President and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse, right, distributes food boxes to Wasily Alexie and family in the village of Russian Mission, Alaska Friday Feb. 20, 2009. Palin, Graham and Lt. Sean Parnell visited the communities of Marshall and Russian Mission on Friday to deliver humanitarian aid to the Western Alaska villages.
As noted in the prior entry on this subject, Governor Palin could have attended three events that would have positioned her well for a presidential run or allowed her to rack up political points. Most people would have done things like attend the National Governors Association meeting, CPAC, and other meetings to rub elbows with the elites.
Governor Palin doesn’t just speak about working with a servant’s heart. She actually works with a servant’s heart and the soul of an angel.
Hopkins, K. (2009, February 21). Palin and Graham deliver food to villages. Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved February 21, 2009 from: http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/rural/story/697379.html
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief (2009). Retrieved February 22, 2009 from: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/
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