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For more information:

Pamela Burdine
(800) 728-7228, x5839
Send email

Or write to
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202


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Become involved in PDA ministries

After a disaster, generous and willing people want to be involved in showing Christ’s love to those in need. Here are some ways you can stand in the GAP to help disaster survivors.


Frequently asked questions

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Photo by Emily Will, MCC/ACT.


One Great Hour of Sharing

Support the OGHS offering, which provides core funding for the work of PDA around the world.

Designate your gift

Give to a disaster or relief project of your choice online, by mail or by telephone.

Call PresbyTel to give by phone (800) 872-3283.

Send gifts through your normal giving channels or mail to:

Presbyterian Church (USA)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA  15264-3700

Alternative Giving

Give in honor of your loved ones – PDA alternative giving gift cards can be downloaded, printed, and mailed to your gift recipient.  Read more about alternative giving opportunities to support disaster survivors around the world.

Material Aid

Please refer to our Material Resource Giving Policy about the collection of material resources, including clothing and other items. Consider Gift of the Heart Kits.


Stay Informed

Sign up to receive PDA RIN (Rapid Information Network) emails to be aware of current responses and urgent needs you can share with your congregation.  Email PDA to request the complimentary Mission Mosaic by mail to read stories of disaster recovery around the world in magazine format.


Work teams are groups of volunteers (three or more) who help to clean up and rebuild disaster-affected areas throughout the United States.

Volunteers help with disaster recovery around the United States. Photo by Rainer Lang

PDA volunteers are individuals with specific skills who serve as members of various teams to help PDA in its mission of disaster response both nationally and internationally.

Assemble Gift of the Heart Kits

Assemble Gift of the Heart Kits, an excellent hands-on project for youth groups, Presbyterian Women and others who want a tangible way to be involved. The most frequently needed kits in a disaster are the School kit, Health kit and Layette kit.

Get involved in a U.S. Growing Project

Start or participate in a community growing project in the United States. Raise money to fund overseas food security programs that are helping people help themselves. Explore the Foods Resource Bank.

Welcome a Refugee

Welcome a refugee family and help them feel at home in your community. Each year thousands of refugees from across the globe resettle in the United States, and congregations have the opportunity for pastoral accompaniment. If your congregation is within 50 miles of a CWS affiliate office (see the list of affiliates in 24 states), please consider becoming a co-sponsor or offering assistance. Get questions and answers.


Our best response is prayer.  1 Thessalonians implores us to pray without ceasing, so your prayers are requested above all else. 

Pray for the people whose lives were directly affected by a disaster in their community, pray for the relief workers and those who are offering assistance, and pray that hope will be found out of the chaos of disasters.

Find prayers, hymns, poems and other worship resources related to disaster and recovery.


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Upcoming Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Events

PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

PDA Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

PDA Advisory Committee

Oct. 8 - 10, 2014

PDA Advisory Committee meets October 8–10 in Louisville.

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