Your gifts to this offering provide core funding for the work of PDA, enabling immediate response to national and international disasters and strengthening ongoing work such as training and development, refugee ministry, and response to disasters that do not receive media attention.
OGHS funds are divided equally among Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Churches and individuals can change the percentage distribution of the offering between the three programs if they wish. To designate your OGHS gift to PDA, please use the special account number OG100000 - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Learn more about One Great Hour of Sharing.
Give to a disaster/relief effort of your choice by designating the Disaster Response “DR” project you would like to support.
View the list of Active Disaster Responses (includes links to give online)
Address checks to: Presbyterian Church (USA)
Through your church
Order PDA pew envelopes
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Call (800) 872-3283
Text to give
Text "PDA" to 20222 to give $10 to our General Relief account
Text "PDA FLOOD" to 20222 to give $10 to our U.S. Flooding account
For a hands-on project, consider assembling Gift of the Heart Kits.
NOTE: If you have already collected items, please consider 55 Ways to Repurpose a Material Donation to meet the needs of the disaster or of your local community.
PDA receives gifts from generous donors throughout the year who give in honor or memory of a loved one. Print a gift card for your loved one, or you may email PDA if you would like us to mail a gift card to notify the person you wish to honor or their family.
Invest your financial gains in disaster response ministry – take your gains when the market is doing well, get the deduction, and make a difference in the livelihoods of survivors. Contact Sandy Johnson at (888) 728-7228, x5538.
Disaster Response Endowment Fund #1020058965
This fund helps ensure a continued witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its partners to the healing love of Christ as it provides human, financial, and material resources to assist disaster survivors around the world. Endowment gifts by check payable to the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation, and specifying #1020058965 in the memo section, can be mailed to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation
200 E. Twelfth Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Visit the Presbyterian Foundation website or call the Client Services department at (800) 858-6127 for additional information.
There are several ways to make a planned gift to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, including cash, securities, property, or a bequest. The Presbyterian Foundation can assist you and your financial advisor in selecting a type of gift that works best for you. Please visit the Presbyterian Foundation website or call the Client Services department at (800) 858-6127.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, is a federally recognized, tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its tax ID number is 13-3462549. Receipts will be issued for charitable contributions made to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, for disaster-related or other mission work.
Photos this page t-b: Paul Jeffrey/ACT; Rainer Lang; CWS; Mark Wolfe/FEMA; Roberta Updegraff