Congregations, families, and other groups have supported disaster recovery mission in creative ways. Here you will find ways they have participated in the ecumenical Gift of the Hearts Kits mission or raised funds to support disaster response ministry.  
Explore some of their ideas, and share how you and your group have creatively supported disaster recovery ministry through PDA.


  First Presbyterian in Smithville, TX share why they support One Great Hour of Sharing 
 Interfaith Welcome Coalition continues to  adapt to changing circumstances in its  ministry with Central American families  seeking asylum

Gift of the Heart health kits

  Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale,  AZ, used  the Everest VBS curriculum to  encourage their children to  make hygiene  kits for Nepal earthquake survivors. 

group of musicians with instruments in sanctuaryFall Folk Music Concert raises funds for disaster recovery in Milford, CT

image of children with school kitSchool Kits from Coravallis, OR, First Presbyterian Church

tables in front of pews in sanctuaryBethany Presbyterian Church
Rearranged sanctuary for mission, by Abbie Waters

woman and child filling a school kit bagBethel Presbyterian Church
Sending love and care through school and hygiene kits

colorful school kit supplies; photo by Kathy DeanDean Family
Three generations work together to provide school kits
hygiene kit contentsKits for Lent
Mocksville, NC, church prepares hygiene kits

turkey displayA Mission of Gratitude
Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Minn., share learning, fun, and service
ladies holding bucketsClean up after Dinner
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock, Va., prepared cleanup buckets after dinner - children and youth project
people standing next to stacked bucketsShenandoah Presbytery
assembles cleanup buckets during annual meeting
children on couch with kits in frontSouth Aiken Presbyterian Church children assemble clean up buckets
youth behind boxes of kit suppliesLiving out Christ's Love
Hygiene kits from Logan Presbyterian Church Youth
children and adults with boxes of kit suppliesMaplewood Presbyterian Church in Sandy-affected area, helps offer hope
people filling bucketsPentecost Day Worship/ Mission at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church school kit photo by CWSKids Help Kids
School Kits from Fredericksburg Presbyterian Church VBS
hygiene kit contentsSurvivor in Slidell, La., shares gratitude through hygiene kits school kit photo by cwsTrinity Presbyterian Church, Boise, continues with the Gift of the Heart Kits ministry
hygiene kit contentsFirst Presbyterian Church, Mount Holly, hygiene kit project begins with seven year old Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley map graphicPresbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley children's retreat hygiene kit project




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