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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission 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 events. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its core budget including staff and administrative costs is funded through the One Great Hour of Sharing, and its program work is additionally funded through designated gifts. Westwood Presbyterian Church has made significant contributions in recent years to PDA to aid victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami, the 2005 hurricanes in the Southeastern U.S., the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the earthquakes in both Haiti and Japan, tornado’s in the U.S and many more. For more information please visit: www.pcusa.org/pda for more information.
The Pacific Presbytery and the National Black Presbyterian Caucus-So. CA Chapter continues their annual partnership by providing the opportunity for a mission of mercy to Baton Rouge, LA April 28-May 5. There are many ways to help in the continuing and much needed relief effort following a series of hurricanes and tropical storms. The cost per person is $900.00 (includes airfare, lodging, and meals). Some scholarship assistance is available. Please see Mission & Outreach Director Mark Jones or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration.
In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest and most destructive natural disasters in American history, devastated much of the Gulf Coast. Westwood Presbyterian Church has committed to rebuilding trips where one home at a time, residents are able to return to the city of New Orleans.
Visit our blog from last year’s Mission Team: