CNBC Names BGEA & Samaritan's Purse to Top 10 Charity List
CNBC released its list of the Top 10 Charities Changing the World and included both the Billy Graham Evangelical Association (BGEA) and Samaritan's Purse, two Christ exalting non-profits both led by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham.
The ministries of Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association were recently named among the top 10 charities changing the world. That is an incredible privilege. All of our work is done in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and He is the One able to change hearts and lives—and able to change the world.
Graham has continued the legacy of his father Billy Graham by working to make Jesus known in the United States and around the world through media ministry, large scale evangelistic mobilization events, and prayer events for our nation, including a 50 state tour this fall leading up to the elections.
CNBC wrote regarding the BGEA, "Pastor Billy Graham established the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in 950 as a way to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible..."
They went on to mention how in 2001 after 9-11 how the BGEA started the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team to mobilize chaplains to minister to those living through sudden tragedy. The BGEA received a score by CNBC of 97.17 and came in on the list of top 10 charities at number 7.
Graham continued, "I am so thankful for all of the dedicated staff God has brought to these ministries, both here at home and around the world. And I am grateful to God for those He calls to support this work by their faithful prayers, their volunteer time, and their giving. We want to honor Him as we help those in need and share the hope of the Gospel with a hurting world. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
Samaritan's Purse was placed as number 4 on the list for their work helping victims of war, poverty, disease and disasters. Founded in 1970 the ministry is most widely known for its massive Christmas outreach, Operation Christmas Child, delivering shoe boxes of Christmas to 135 million children in 150 nations. Samaritan's Purse received a 98.23 grade out of 100.
Other charities recognized on CNBC's list include:
Natural Resource Defence Council at number 10.
United Nations Foundation at number 9.
Caring Voice Coalition at number 8.
Catholic Medical Mission Board at number 6.
Americares at number 5.
The Rotary Foundation at number 3.
MAP International at number 2.
Direct Relief at number 1.
The list was put together by Susan Caminiti, special to CNBC.com and published on November 29.