Disaster Response

Compassion fatigue in the church

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for more church ministries and services, but this has led to compassion fatigue.

Winter storms impact churches, presbyteries in Synod of the Sun

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has reached out to presbyteries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana to offer assistance following a round of winter storms that has left many people without heat and safe drinking water.

Global partners working to help Mediterranean refugees

On October 3, 2013, the world watched in horror as photos emerged of a boat full of migrants from the horn of Africa, seeking refuge on the Italian island of Lampedusa, sank, killing more than 350 people.

‘We have nothing but hope’

When Ruling Elder Lisa Baker got to see the inside of her beloved Springfield, Massachusetts church after it was ravaged by fire last week, she couldn’t believe what she saw.

There’s still desperate need in countries hit by back-to-back hurricanes

The rainwater from the hurricane was held back by debris that formed a dike at the top of the village. But as the storm continued, hour after hour, the barrier broke in the middle of the night sending water rushing down the main road, taking cars, trees, homes, and people.