Since 1994, Jayne Lessard has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups as a private-practice therapist in High Point, North Carolina. Outside of her work in the States, Jayne Lessard has provided her services to individuals in several African and Asian countries through Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit Christian organization that operates a range of assistance programs in countries throughout the world.
More than one year after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, Samaritan’s Purse continues to work in the country to help individuals and families recover from the devastation that the storm left in its wake. The organization has been providing assistance in the Philippines since the typhoon made landfall on November 8, 2013, and has since shifted the focus of its work from emergency aid to long-term recovery projects.
In the days immediately following the storm, Samaritan’s Purse was in the country distributing food and clean water, as well as health and medical supplies. Today, the organization continues to help Filipinos with such needs while also leading projects to restore homes and livelihoods that many people lost in the typhoon.