Disaster Response

Listening to one woman’s journey on World Refugee Day

Noor arrived in Europe with two young children and without her husband. She left her home in Aleppo, Syria, two years earlier. Conditions made it impossible to live. Her family felt they had no other choice.

Fifty people injured in deck collapse at Presbyterian camp

Fifty people have been treated for injuries after a second story deck collapsed Saturday afternoon at Glacier Presbyterian Camp on the west shore of Flathead Lake, 100 miles north of Missoula, Montana. Six of the injured were airlifted to hospitals in the region.

Hurricane-ravaged Haiti still reeling eight months after Matthew

Anyone doubting whether climate change exists should pay a visit to Haiti. That’s the assessment from Valery Nodem, the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s international associate, who recently visited the country, nearly eight months after Hurricane Matthew

Reviving hope in an underwater Hispanic-Latino community

The recovery from Superstorm Sandy has been slow for some in New Jersey, especially the underprivileged. Misión Nueva Vida has worked since 2015 to help those in the Metropolitan Mobile Home Park (Metropark) in Moonachie.

Presbyterian churches to commemorate World Refugee Day June 20

Presbyterian churches across the U.S. will be placing special emphasis on refugees in the coming days. The United Nations recognizes June 20 as World Refugee Day, as a time to lift up the thousands of families who flee their homes and war-torn countries in search of a better life and remember the church’s commitment to provide refugees a safe haven.

Powerful storms cause problems in the Midwest and South

A series of storms in the past few weeks have caused a number of problems for residents across the Midwest and the South. From early April until last week, thousands have been left without power while some businesses and churches have been damaged by fallen trees, high winds and flooding.

El equipo de respuesta nacional del Programa Presbiteriano de Asistencia en Desastres llevo a cabo su reunión anual

Cada año, más de cien ancianos/as presbiterianos/as, pastores/as, ejecutivos y líderes laicos se reúnen para orar, adorar y aprender a ayudar a la gente durante los peores momentos de sus vidas. Recientemente, El Programa Presbiteriano de Asistencia en Desastres llevo a cabo su 21ª reunión anual del equipo de respuesta nacional (NRT por sus siglas en ingles). Este año, voluntarios/as de todo el país, se reunieron en Atlanta, Georgia para re conectarse y aprender a cómo pueden servir mejor a las iglesias y comunidades que se encuentran en medio del desastre.

Presbyterian church leaders visit to Syria/Lebanon includes return to Homs

In a recent visit to Lebanon and Syria, a delegation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) had an opportunity to see firsthand the devastation caused by years of conflict. The group also got an up-close view of efforts to breathe new life into Syrian neighborhoods and cities.