On All Saints Day, remember those affected by Superstorm Sandy
October 30, 2012
“The church is catholic, universal, so are all her actions; all that she does belongs to all. These are the words of John Donne, a cleric and poet, written upon listening to the death knells that rang each day announcing how many had died of the plague in seventeenth-century London. On All Saints Day as we remember all the saints whose witness prompted our faith in Jesus Christ, let us also remember our brothers and sisters who have been impacted by the massive storm that hit the eastern United States and parts of the Caribbean.
Please pray for the millions of people who have been affected by this storm. Stand in the GAP for them.
There are ways you can help:
Give. Provide financial support to aid in recovery efforts. You can give $10 now by texting PDA to 20222; mail your gift referencing DR000187 to P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700; or give by credit card by calling PresbyTel at (800) 872-3283.
Act. Make "Gift of the Heart" kits - clean up buckets, baby kits, hygiene kits and school kits. More than 18,000 kits have already been sent.
Organize volunteer teams. There will be tremendous need for volunteer teams to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts — that will span multiple states — including many communities still recovering from Hurricanes Irene and Lee. Contact the PDA National Call Center at 866-732-6121 to let us know of your team's interest, skill level and future availability. We can then contact you when volunteer opportunities are identified.
Pray. Pray for families who lost homes and loved ones. Pray as they face power loss and other challenges brought on by further inclement weather. Pray for those seek to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort. Pray the hope of Christ will be evident in our response.