PC(USA) responds to crisis in Horn of Africa

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has provided $100,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing funds to help meet the immediate and basic humanitarian needs of people affected by the drought in the Horn of Africa.  PDA is responding to this crisis as a member of ACT Alliance.  Fellow ACT Alliance members with programs in Somalia are planning to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to newly displaced people in Mogadishu, drought affected people in Gedo region, refugees in Dadaab camp in Kenya and host communities in both countries.

ACT members are already in the process of distributing 262 tons of flour and 52 tons of cooking oil to the hardest-hit areas of Gedo province in Somalia. This initial delivery will assist more than 30,000 people in four villages for  a month.

 How You Can Help

We ask you to stand in the GAP for families affected by disasters and help the PC(USA) in its response.

 GIVE.  The generous sharing of your financial blessings through the One Great Hour of Sharing offering and special designated giving provides resources needed to assist with immediate and long-term recovery needs.

Individuals may give through your local Presbyterian congregation, on the secure PC(USA) Web site or by sending a check to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA  15264-3700

Please include the special designated giving account DR999999 – International Response.

Congregations should send donations through their normal mission giving channels.

ACTStay informed and share information about the need with others. Sign up to receive PDA Rapid Information Network (PDA-RIN) email notices to alert you of additional needs. 

PRAY. Our best response is prayer.  I Thessalonians implores us to pray without ceasing, so your prayers are requested above all else. Please pray for families who are hungry, thirsty, displaced, or need medical care because of this crisis.  Also pray for the people responding to the disaster, and for those whose lives are closely linked to both the disaster survivors and the workers who minister to them.

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