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Presbyterian churches in the northeast dry out from last week’s heavy rains

Cleanup continues in parts of the northeast following last week’s heavy rains and flooding. Torrential rains dropped several inches on communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Hundreds of homes and businesses were flooded and cars were submerged in the muddy water.

Hawaii residents remain on alert for more eruptions from Kilauea volcano

The threat of more eruptions, explosions and lava continue to keep geologists on alert as they track activity at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says lava draining from the volcano could pose serious problems and officials are keeping watch.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance volunteers meet in Louisville

For the 22nd year, national volunteers who give of their time to assist presbyteries, congregations and communities impacted by disasters through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance have gathered for their annual meeting. This year’s gathering in Louisville, brought together nearly 100 members to take part in a time of  “learning, connecting and relating.”

Business is growing for Somali refugee women’s project supported by SDOP

Business is looking good for a group of Somali refugee women seeking to support their families in Columbus, Ohio. The group is part of the Capital Park Women’s Empowerment Project, working to give low income women an opportunity to forge their own path and market their business.

Louisville Seminary’s covenant tuition program now fully endowed

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has completed the first phase of its Covenant for the Future strategic plan, which kicked off in 2011. By reaching its goal of $2.4 million for the first phase of the capital campaign, 100 percent tuition assistance for all master’s-level students is now a permanent benefit of attending Louisville Seminary.

Residents and aid groups say Gulf flooding has been overwhelming

Cleanup continues in the aftermath of devastating flooding in the Gulf Region, two weeks ago. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is on the ground providing assistance to the Presbytery of South Louisiana, working together with local and national partners, to meet immediate and long terms needs.

Record flooding in Louisiana leaves thousands homeless

Record flooding over the weekend in parts of Louisiana has left thousands homeless and as many as a half dozen people dead. The Presbytery of South Louisiana says the heavy rains with as much as six to 10 inches, took everyone by surprise.