NOTES FROM THE FIELD – MISSIONS COMMITTEE
Currently working in 28 different states, three continents and Syria, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mis-sion partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event. Presbyterian Disaster As-sistance is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is addi-tionally funded through designated gifts.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance:
- Focuses on the long-term recovery of disaster impacted communities.
- Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
- Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally and nationally with other faith-based responders.
- Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disas-ter), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.
FPCPA contributed $2,000.00 to PDA in 2019. Additionally, local congregations can act by putting together clean-up, hygiene or school kits. Consult the following link for addi-tional information: https://pda.pcusa.org/page/kits/.