Jonathan Falwell and wife back in Lynchburg from Saint Martin

Devastation in Saint Martin (Photo: Jonathan Falwell)

UPDATE: 5 p.m., September 9

Jerry Falwell, Jr. said his brother, Jonathan Falwell and his wife Shari, were able to make it back to Lynchburg.

Jonathan's assistant said he would be speaking at Thomas Road Baptist Church's service Sunday morning.


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- After becoming stuck in Saint Martin during Hurricane Irma, the Falwell family is headed back to Lynchburg.

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Falwell tweeted that he landed in Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon with a group from the emergency shelter.

He also tweeted that Samaritan's Purse and Franklin Graham sent a plane load of supplies to people on the island and helped evacuated many of those stranded there.

Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world, according to its Twitter bio, and sent critically needed supplies and a disaster assistance response team to Saint Martin.

Additional emergency flights will be arriving on hard-hit islands in the days ahead.

Samaritan’s Purse is also putting equipment into position for a U.S. Disaster Relief response to support people affected by Irma.

Samartian's Purse also has a team in Texas working to help families devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

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