As people of faith, the wellbeing of others is always a priority. We are challenged in the book of Philippians, “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

During this uncertain time, we must do everything we can to put everybody in the best position to succeed in our fight against COVID-19. If followed closely, safety measures such as wearing face coverings and social distancing can save thousands of lives and give us our best opportunity to reopening sustainably, rather than driving communities already impacted by disaster toward the breaking point time and time again. 

We cannot, at least not now, go back to the way we operated before COVID-19. We must assess the risk for everything we do. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance remains committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Beginning July 1, 2021, PDA reopened several host sites. These host sites have specific COVID-19 protocols in place that meet CDC, State/Territory, and local guidelines. In addition, PDA requires that all volunteers must provide a vaccination card for proof that they have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as receiving your final shot two weeks prior to staying at any PDA host site.

Thank you for your understanding and willingness to put your faith into action by helping disaster impacted communities in a safe and responsible fashion. For questions for additional information contact the PDA Call Center at pda.callcenter@pcusa.org

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 TX 

 

California

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville is hosting volunteers willing to help repair homes damanged by the December 2018 wildfires. Please email Eden Roberts at the PDA Call Center for details: pda.callcenter@pcusa.org

  • Maximum team size 20
  • Minimum age requirement is 14

Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church in Orange, TX is hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Laura. The work will not only be in TX but this site will serve the community of Lake Charles, LA as well.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interested by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 16

Nebraska

Presbyterian Church of the Cross in Omaha offers accommodations for work teams responding to the devastating floods.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Omaha Rapid Response (our work partner) requires youth to be 13 years of age and older. They also require a 4:1 youth to adult ratio.
  • Maximum team size 20

North Carolina

New Hope Village at Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, New Bern is hosting volunteers in response to Hurricane Florence.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum team size 30

Texas

First Presbyterian Church in Orange, TX is hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Laura. The work will not only be in TX but this site will serve the community of Lake Charles, LA as well.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interested by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 16

Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston will be hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Harvey.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 13 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 20

Other volunteer opportunities

Are you unable to go on a volunteer work trip but still want to be involved? Click here for other volunteer opportunities!

 
 

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