New Englanders are still digging out from a series of powerful winter storms that have dumped more than 100 inches of snow within a 30-day period. Coupled with frigid temperatures, the weather has created significant challenges for Presbyterian congregations in Boston and northern New England.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is responding to the Synod of the Northeast’s request for $300,000 and disaster support services to provide emergency relief and long-term recovery in the affected presbyteries. The support will help congregations remove snow from strained roofs and parking lots, seek alternative worship locations during the weather crisis, and support pastors and congregations to pay heating and utility bills.
Members of the PDA National Response Team will be sent to assess the damage to buildings, assist congregations with insurance questions, and determine how volunteers can contribute to long-term recovery.
In this season of Lent, when congregations throughout the denomination receive the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, it is an extraordinary blessing to leverage the collective power of our church’s generosity to respond to the urgent needs of affected congregations and the communities they serve.
The Sunday school kids have made their selections from the giving catalog and are as follows: Tilapia fingerlings, school kit, bag of Moringa tree seeds, and linens and blankets.
Will you help us reach our goal? Please use your envelopes in your weekly bulletin and grab a fish bank and start filling them with your loose change! Bring your banks back on Easter Sunday! The need is great and so is our calling. Thank you in advance for your continued support of this mission!