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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

United States disaster response

Northeast region

Explosion in East Harlem, New York - March 2014

Boston Marathon tragedy – Call to prayer and resources, April 2013

Response to school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut – December, 2012

Superstorm Sandy – October 2012

West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy & Workcamps (WVMAW)


Southeast region

Two Presbyterian Church buildings affected by disaster, February 2013

2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later tells the story of how hurricane survivors and volunteers helping to rebuild have touched each other’s lives. Watch a trailer of the video and order a free DVD (as seen on NBC) to share with your work team or congregation.  Celebrate the difference Presbyterians have made.  Also read online Forever Blue – Presbyterian Impact in the Gulf Coast Continues.


Midwest region

Fall tornadoes, November 2013
     -Nov 18 initial report
     -Nov 21 update

Spring Storms 2013

Read Joplin, Missouri – Walk of Unity one year after tornado

Read Making "Miracles": The Story of the Joplin Song Project


Southern region

Shooting in Fort Hood, Texas - April 2014

Spring Storms 2013

Oklahoma - tornado in Moore/Oklahoma City, May 2013

Texas - tornado in Grace Presbytery, May 2013

Explosion in West, Texas - April 2013

Two Presbyterian Church buildings affected by disaster, February 2013. Westminster Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, damaged by tornado; Main Street Presbyterian Church in Honey Grove, Texas, destroyed by fire.

Hurricane Isaac - August 2012

2005 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita – Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later tells the story of how hurricane survivors and volunteers helping to rebuild touched each other’s lives. Watch a trailer of the video and order a free DVD (as seen on NBC) to share with your work team or congregation.  Celebrate the difference Presbyterians have made.  Also read online Forever Blue – Presbyterian Impact in the Gulf Coast Continues.

Find where volunteers are still needed in the United States


Heartland region

School shooting in Colorado - December 2013

Colorado Flooding - September 2013

Spring Storms 2013


Northwest region

Washington State Mudslide - March 2014


Southwest region

Nevada school shooting in Sparks, October 2013

Spring Storms 2013


Helpful links

Disaster News Network

Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study

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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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