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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:

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.

Volunteer in Sites across the Synod of the Sun

You can serve directly in disaster impacted communities across the Synod of the Sun. Click the links below to connect directly with each of our volunteer host sites or work partners actively supporting long term recovery efforts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas: 

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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. 


Kits include: 

  • Cleanup buckets

  • Hygiene kits

  • School supply kits

  • Welcome backpacks

  • Period packs

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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

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