Record breaking flooding and tornadoes have devastated lives and communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Mississippi. Your hearts, like ours, have been broken as the fatalities increase. Levee breaches are causing flooding in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana and Arkansas, which will further the destruction in residential areas and agricultural land, and result in greater loss of life.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is strongly engaged in responding to flooding and tornadoes in twenty presbyteries and six synods. Because of your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, PDA has been able to respond immediately, offering initial grants and National Response Team members to assist with assessments, and will be able to respond throughout the long term recovery. Church damage grants have been disbursed to support affected churches’ continuing ministries, such as food pantries and emergency shelters, to be able to assist their communities in this time of great need.
There are three ways in which you can help:
Give: Your gifts to OG100000 will ensure PDA has adequate resources to support the immediate and long term recovery. Gift of the Heart kits are a hands-on way to help others. You can also share this bulletin insert in church on Sunday. To be notified of volunteer opportunities as they become available, email to be placed on the interest list.
Gifts can be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
- Download and use the bulletin insert.
- Learn how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook, download resources and share updates with your congregation.
Pray: Pray for those who suffered loss of home or for those who are working tirelessly to provide rescue, humanitarian aid, and spiritual and psychological support.