Give to Disaster Relief--USA Disasters & Emergencies
Your faithful giving is deeply appreciated.
U.S. Spring/Summer Storms
Glade Springs (VA) Presbyterian Church, damaged by April tornado
Mayfield, New York, Presbyterian Church destroyed, but congregation will continue to feed the hungry in their community.
Tuscaloosa – Winds of Hope: 7 minute video
Numerous tornadoes across the southern states including Alabama; NRT serving in 11 presbyteries
Severe flooding in the Midwest; 11,000 evacuated in North Dakota
Hocking County, Ohio, flooded but ineligible for federal funding; local churches working together to plan long-term recovery
A tornado in Joplin, Missouri, caused major damage and left dozens of people dead. PDA will provide an update as soon as more information is available.
Damage from extensive flooding not yet fully known; Gift of the Heart Kits have been distributed; PDA will work with presbyteries as they look toward recovery and rebuilding.
Extensive flooding in major cities has also affected many smaller communities; PDA is thankful for Gift of the Heart kits, including clean up buckets, which are greatly needed.
Churches damaged; PDA is responding in multiple presbyteries
- Tuscaloosa – Winds of Hope: 7 minute video
- Bulletin Insert: Power was lost. Homes were lost. Hope Doesn’t Have to Be
Color version | B&W version
- Clean Up Buckets Needed, bulletin insert
- Call to Prayer - Presbyterian leaders reflect on week of deadly storms, May 26, 2011
- Service of pastoral care for those who have lost a home to earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, or other disaster (adapt for specific needs and local circumstances.)
- Video message from Gradye Parsons, PC(USA) Stated Clerk
- We See the Waters, hymn related to floods and storms by Clay Gunter
- Prayers in Times of Trouble and Disaster, prepared by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship
- The PDA Call Center registers volunteer work teams for locations requesting volunteers in the United States. While recent storm locations are not yet ready for volunteers, you may register your team’s interest in current or future opportunities online or by calling (866) 732-6121.
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