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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

Wayside congregations for volunteer work teams in transit

There are many places of service for those who would like to be involved in the ministry of disaster recovery. While many congregations are sending volunteers to locations around the nation in need of clean up and rebuilding assistance, others have offered hospitality.

The congregations on this list are willing to serve as wayside locations – offering volunteer work teams a place to stay overnight while journeying to or from their mission destination. Map your journey, and if one of these locations can assist you with an overnight stay along the road, use the contact information provided to be in touch with them. Our thanks to these wayside congregations for your part in the mission of disaster recovery.

If your congregation would like to serve as a wayside congregation, please send an email to PDA.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church offers wayside accommodations for work teams in transit. Email David Cormier,, or, or call (377) 433-4667 Monday - Thursday 9am-1pm.

Hagerstown, Maryland

Hagerstown Presbyterian Church offers sleeping accommodations, 2 kitchens, and showers for volunteer work teams in transit.  Contact Kelly Rajahpillay at (301) 739-6338 for details.

Fridley, Minnesota

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church is willing to serve as a stopover site for flood relief volunteers traveling to Hope Village in Minot, ND.  The stopover is approximately 500 miles from Hope Village – an 8 ½ hour drive.  Contact Pastor Jan Hartsook by email or call (763) 571-1500 x110 for details.


First Presbyterian Church is willing to serve as a wayside congregation for disaster response or other mission teams traveling through Nashville, Tennessee.  They can accommodate small and large groups.  Contact the recreation office at (615) 298-9583, or use the online contact form.

San angelo, texas

St. Paul Presbyterian Church is willing to serve as a wayside congregation for teams traveling to and from PDA disaster sites.  Contact or (325) 653-5691. 


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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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