image from the videoJoplin, Missouri, says thank you 

Following the May 2011 tornado which took 161 lives and destroyed the town, thousands of volunteers assisted with recovery efforts. Hear a message of thanks from the people of Joplin.


Rebuilding communities after Typhoon Haiyan 

More than 1 million houses were destroyed or damaged by Tyhpoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda). PDA's mission partner the National Council of Churches in the Philippines is implementing the "Build Back Better" approach in the rehabilitation of devastated villages and working closely with the people it aims to assist as they try to build more resilient, disaster-prepared communities.UN OCHA video; 2 minutes


Haiti January 2010 Earthquake Response

Seeds and Tools: Starting a new life - focuses on a few of the 800,000 families that fled Port au Prince after the January 2010 earthquake and are trying to start a new life farming in the Central Plateau.  4 minutes.


Marie is a single Mother who lost her home in the earthquake; she worked with PDA on a documentary following those affected by the earthquake over a 4 -year period as they rebuild their communities and reclaim their lives. This is part 1 in her series.


Joseph lost his parents, his younger brother, and his home in the earthquake. At just 23, he had not only endured incredible loss but was the only one left to provide for his four siblings. 


Housing Challenges in Haiti 

dvd coverKepulihan: Stories from the Tsunami

Following the tsunami that devastated much of southern Asia in December 2004, the country of Indonesia is recovering with help from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and members of Action by Churches Together (ACT) International.  Kepulihan is a documentary written and produced by David Barnhart of PDA. Working alongside tsunami survivors over four years, Barnhart helped enable Yadi, Mahmud and Damai to tell their own stories of chaos and hope.


dvd coverTRIGGER: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence; many more are wounded. What happens after the media attention moves on and the wider public becomes numb to "just another shooting"?  The Trigger documentary frames gun violence as a “disaster” and “public health” issue and examines how one shooting impacts individuals, families and communities. Watch a video trailer and learn more on the Trigger Documentary web site.

Order Trigger online or by calling PDS at (800) 524-2612.  Request PDS# 25412-12-006, $19.99.


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