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“The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.” Exod. 3:2

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For more information:

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

Woman holding a Bible found amidst tornado rubble

FEMA photo by Jocelyn Augustino

Oklahoma Tornado
Index of Response

Situation Reports

Two Days. Two May Tornadoes, by Shane Cohea.  Shane’s family and the hospital where he worked were in the path of May 2013 tornadoes.  Since that month when both house and hospital were damaged, he has shared how being prepared is essential.

Responding to 2013 spring storms in the United States

PDA continues to be present in Moore, Oklahoma, and in other communities experiencing inclement weather across the country, even as the media begins to move on.

Hospitality situation report - volunteers will be needed in the coming months.

Urgent need for Gift of the Heart kits

NRT members are in Oklahoma, and Presbytery of Indian Nations staff members are reaching out to their communities.  Please continue to pray, and consider using the bulletin insert and other resources.

PDA offers support for the Indian Nations Presbytery and coordinates with others; how you can help stand in the GAP for survivors: Give. Act. Pray.

Church leaders have issued a call to prayer. 

Initial report - PDA will be responding to the May 20, 2013 tornado with One Great Hour of Sharing funds and National Response Team assistance.


Through the Cloud and Out of Chaos: A Hymn for a Hard Season, hymn by Laurie Kraus as a bulletin insert with music

God We’ve Known Such Grief and Anger, hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Prayers by the Office of Theology and Worship

Oklahoma tornado response: Bulletin Insert (color)

Oklahoma tornado response: Bulletin Insert (black-and-white)

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Helpful Links

PresbyTel answers your questions about the PC(USA). Call (800) 872-3283 to talk to a PresbyTel consultant.


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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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