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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

Material aid policy

Material aid must be based on a specific request for such materials by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Partner who is to receive them. This implies that aid will not be sent without prior consent and that donations should be made with full respect for the wishes and the authority of the recipient.

So that in-kind donations (material aid) benefit the recipient to the maximum extent possible, they must be based on the beneficiaries’ expressed needs.

Material aid will not be sent when the same items are available on the local market and there are funds to purchase them.

There should be no double standards in quality. If the quality of an item is unacceptable in the donor country (U.S.A.), it is also unacceptable as a donation.

PDA is not licensed to receive drug donations. We can make referrals to organizations who are licensed to receive and appropriately handle prescription drugs.

Any material donation to a partner must be accompanied by sufficient funds to cover transportation, handling to distribution point and also all distribution costs.

Donations of clothing are generally not appropriate for disaster response. Warehouse space and transportation costs must be focused on critically needed supplies

Adopted by Presbyterian Disaster Advisory Committee
April 2000

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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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