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

Help us share the good news!

Two documentaries produced by PDA are to be released this fall, and we need your help to have them aired on your local NBC and ABC stations.

Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

Coming Home is the story of how hurricane survivors and volunteers helping in the rebuilding efforts have touched each other’s lives.  Since 2005, more than 50,000 volunteer missions have cycled through Presbyterian Volunteer Villages and congregational hosting sites in the Gulf Coast, donating more than 2.4 million hours of labor. 

This documentary, alternately heart-wrenching and deeply inspiring, is available on NBC stations beginning in September.  One homeowner, Mr. Martin, said that he has struggled for the last five years to live his life in the “shadow of Katrina,” but after watching the broadcast and his participation in the film, he has been able to heal, and for the first time, "Katrina has left him to move on."

Find out if your NBC affiliate has committed to air the program (available September 12, 2010 – March 13, 2011). Ask your congregation and community to call your local station if it is not yet scheduled, and request the Horizons of the Spirit program, “Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina five years later.” 

If the program will not air in your community, order a copy of the DVD (free) and hold a screening at your church or other location.  Enjoy this inspirational documentary that lifts up stories of ministry carried out by thousands of Presbyterians. Call Presbyterian Distribution Service at (800) 524-2612 and ask for the DVD by name and PDS #25412-10-007.

Watch the trailer → │ Download the trailer

Download a brochure – get more information about both special broadcasts, and print the brochure to share with your congregation.

Download a bulletin insert to encourage your congregation to request the NBC special.

Download and print a bulletin insert or an 11x17 poster to promote watching the NBC program if it is already scheduled to air in your hometown. Fill in the date and time for your local broadcast, then share with your congregation and community.

Kepulihan: Stories from the Tsunami

Kepulihan chronicles the struggles and triumphs of three tsunami survivors as they rebuild their communities and reclaim their lives in the aftermath of the December 26, 2004 tsunami in southeast Asia.

Yadi, Mahmud, and Damai tell their stories in a unique time-lapse documentary that captures the journey of healing and transformation over four years.  This show, part of the Vision and Values series, is available on ABC stations beginning in November.

Order from the church store ($5)

Watch the trailer and learn more.

Download a brochure – get more information about both special broadcasts, and print the brochure to share with your congregation.


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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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