Even as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) began working toward recovery after Hurricane Harvey, Irma followed close behind, weaving a path of devastation, wiping out islands in the Caribbean and bringing damaging winds and storm surge to Florida. Years of recovery lie ahead, and your commitment will help PDA extend the hands of Christ. Will you stand in the “GAP” for the people affected by these catastrophic hurricanes?—Give. Act. Pray.
GIVE: PDA’s emergency response and specialization in long-term recovery is fueled by your generous gifts. Make a check out to “First Presbyterian Church of Urbana” and in the memo line designate gifts to “DR000194-Irma”. Support for ongoing Harvey relief should be directed to “DR000169-Harvey”.
ACT: Assemble Gift of the Heart kits for survivors in the affected areas — hygiene kits and cleanup buckets are especially needed. For more information, go to the website pda.pcusa.org/page/kits/.
PRAY: In the challenging days, months and years to come, work through us to bring relief and respite from urgent need, comfort and the hope of peace for those who grieve the loss of family, home and safety, and faith to walk on through weary days of rebuilding. May we be steadfast in love, stronger than death, and thus, with those whose lives we seek to sustain, together bear witness to your redeeming love. Amen.
Keep up to date on long-term recovery efforts at presbyterianmission.org/pda