Get to Know the PCUSA PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Services
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Do you want to help after a disaster occurs? Have you been brought to tears following a news story and wanted to help, but didn't know how? Well, wonder no more!
Presbyterians have been been assisting world wide after disasters for decades! But why are other denominations seen cleaning up and working?
That's because the PDA goes into disaster areas last. When most of the Immediate Crisis Teams from other denominations rush in, we wait and go in for the long haul.
Two examples: 1. Following Katrina, we didn't go in for almost three weeks, BUT our disaster teams have only recently left! We provided assistance to the displaced, job seekers, those in need of long term medical to name but a fewsalaries for non-clergy employees for 2 years, or until they relocated or found other work. That means that every janitor, preschool or day care worker, secretary or administrator had their salaries!
2. The Moore, OK tornado (my daughter was "lost" for almost 3 hours during the tornado outbreak), again saw immediate help flow in. Two weeks following the tornado, the PDA team sent to respond were eating at a local IHOP. The waitress thanked them for helping and asked how soon they would be leaving. She was shocked when the PDA Team told her that they had just arrived and would remain for at least a year, if not longer!
And that's your PDA monies at work!!
FYI: PDA is still assisting the recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy!