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Japan – PDA Index of Response

Situation reports

Response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami continues, including training in sustainable agriculture and continuing support for evacuees; includes CWS video trailer.

Families continue to recover from the devastating March 11 tsunami. Tens of thousands still live in evacuation centers or temporary shelters. Report includes link to a summary of PDA supported activities in cooperation with CWS.

Response continues to support evacuees; includes information from OCHA, mission partner Yogodawa Christian Hospital, and survivors

Response continues; CWS staff member Takeshi Komino reflects on his visit to his home country

Relief operations and assistance for evacuees continue; electricity being restored; water and vegetables contaminated – March 25, 2011.

Responding to multiple disasters; how gifts are being used

One Great Hour of Sharing funds have been sent to assist at evacuation shelters

Tsunami hits Japan and threatens the U.S. pacific coast March 11, 2011: initial report; includes contact information for relatives seeking information about the welfare of loved ones.


FAQ – Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Press Release – for communicators to share about response to the multiple disasters in Japan

Appeal postcard and bulletin insert (color and black and white) – When they call to me, I will answer them - Ps. 91:15; Earthquake. Tsunami. Nuclear meltdown. Any one of these disasters could be catastrophic. Download and print the appeal card or bulletin insert as needed.

Call to Prayer issued by PC(USA) leaders for those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami.

Worship Resources in Times of Disaster – compiled by the Office of Theology and Worship.


Helpful Links

Presbyterian Mission work in Japan – information about mission work and partnerships in Japan

Mission Connections – information about mission coworkers in Japan 

Families of U.S. travelers abroad may contact the State Department at (888) 407-4747 to check on family members traveling in disaster-affected areas.


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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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