Hurricane Harvey Response

How You Can Help

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic event.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The 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.

PDA has a page set up just for Hurricane Harvey information and relief donations. With Hurricane Irma wreaking havoc upon the Caribbean and Florida, you may also consider giving to the general US hurricane response fund, and funds will go where they are most needed.

Houston Food Bank

With our work and partnership in the Interfaith Food Pantry of Mt. Kisco, you know the important work done by food banks and pantries throughout the United States. Food banks are essential to meet the food scarcity and hunger needs of communities year-round, but they also are key partners in disaster response. Food banks are the front lines to provide food to shelters and other displaced survivors of disasters.

The Houston Food Bank does incredible work at all times, and has been constant and steady in meeting the needs of Houston’s flood survivors. In order to support them in this work, we encourage you to donate. Their website lists the best ways to do so.

Pines Presbyterian Church

A close friend of David and Linda Burpee and a Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center alumni lives in Houston and is a member of the Pines Presbyterian Church. 29 of their members have been displace and may have lost homes, cars and possessions.
The church is working to find housing and transportation and provide for the immediate basic needs of these families. They are also opening their church as a hosting site for volunteer housing as it is needed.
As you can imagine, the need is tremendous. If you would like to support the work of Pines Presbyterian Church, you can send your check (and encouraging notes!) to:
Pines Presbyterian Church
12751 Kimberly Lane
Houston, TX 77024
Indicate on your check it is for Hurricane Relief Effort