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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
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For more information:

Pamela Burdine
(800) 728-7228(800) 728-7228, x5839
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Or write to
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

One Great Hour of Sharing and PDA

For more than fifty years, Presbyterians have joined with Christians throughout the nation in responding to Christ's love for all people by joyfully sharing that love with people in need through supporting One Great Hour of Sharing. The hundreds of millions of dollars Presbyterians have given over the last half century have enabled a powerful witness to the love of the One who came that all might have life more abundantly.

Over the years, PDA has received a number of calls for information regarding the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering and has prepared the following questions and answers based on the calls to this office.


Can I designate our OGHS to a specific disaster?

We ask that you prayerfully think of the OGHS offering as a time when you give in complete faith so that we might respond to ministry opportunities and needs as they unfold in the coming year.

For Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, designated giving is usually only for a specific disaster and we honor all designated giving. One Great Hour of Sharing funds enable our ongoing work — in training and development, refugee work, and responding to disasters that do not receive the bright lights of television cameras — and make this ministry strong.


How are the funds divided?

One Great Hour of Sharing funds are divided equally among its three programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and Presbyterian Hunger Program.


Can I change the way the offering is divided?

Churches and individuals can change the percentage distribution of the offering between the three programs if they wish. The following are the special Account numbers used for program designated One Great Hour of Sharing receipts.

OG100000 - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
OG200000 - Self Development of People
OG300000 - Presbyterian Hunger Program


Where can I find additional information on OGHS?

Mission Education & Promotion produces the resources for PC(USA) special offerings. Visit the One Great Hour of Sharing website for additional and promotional information.

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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.

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