Sunday, September 04, 2005

PCUSA in distaster relief

Our interim minister for mission at Westminster Presbyterian, David Baak, suggested ways for individuals and groups to help with the Hurricaine Katrina disaster effort through our denomination, Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance immediately donated $500,000 from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, collected from all congregations every year at Easter. PDA also has issued an emergency appeal for donations with a goal set at $10 million.

David also told us about volunteer oppportunities coordinated through PDA; specifically, you can

  • Give a financial contribution

  • Organize a work team or become part of one

  • Volunteer your church as a shelter

  • Offer your home to displaced persons

He reminded us we can also volunteer locally with the Red Cross; specifically mentioning their need for phone volunteers.


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