SPDR - Get Involved
Your participation in disaster preparedness and response ministries is crucial to the Synod Partnership for Disaster Recovery.
Individual volunteers and congregations are needed to:
Organize work teams to serve in long-term recovery and rebuilding sites
Coordinate donation drives and provide storage for supplies
Contribute updated information for communication plans and networks
Lead disaster preparedness planning for your congregation and communities
Provide leadership at the presbytery-level for regional coordination
Become a member of your local VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters)
Let us know how you plan to support SPDR by completing the following form: https://forms.gle/gDMUhD8xubHqsYKM7
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has created a Volunteer Work Trip Planning Guide to support leaders organizing a volunteer work team to assist in recovery and rebuilding efforts. Download this guide, by clicking here.
Donate Supply Kits
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance welcomes donations of supplies through the ecumenical Gifts of the Hearts Kits Program. By assembling and donating these kits through PDA, essential supplies may be distributed quickly and efficiently to individuals and communities impacted by disasters.
School supply kits
Completed kits may be shipped to the Ferncliff Disaster Assistance Center:
Ferncliff Disaster Assistance Center
1720 Ferncliff Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 821-3063 or (866) 732-6121
Click here to be directed to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s Gift of the Heart Kits Page:
Request a Disaster Preparedness Trainer and/or Speaker
SPDR/PDA personnel and trained volunteers are available to meet (in-person and virtually) with congregations, presbyteries, and groups to:
Guide disaster preparedness planning and implementation
Offer disaster recovery updates and Minute for Missions
Provide Emotional/Spiritual Care programs
Church safety training
To request a trainer or speaker, please contact Kathy at email@example.com.