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SPDR - Request Post-Disaster Support

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If you are in need of immediate and emergency assistance, please contact 911.

Support Through Congregations & Presbyteries

Have you, your congregation, presbytery or community been impacted by a disaster? Please reach out to your local Presbyterian leaders and inform them of your current needs, which may include: 


  • Basic necessities for community members
    Water, blankets, cleanup buckets, hot meals, clothing, etc.

  • Pastoral and congregational support
    Safe space for worship and church gatherings, contacting church members, worship resources and liturgy addressing disasters, etc. 

  • Church damage assessments 

  • Connections to local disaster organizations

  • Emotional spiritual care 


Click here to search for a Presbyterian Church near you. 

Click here to search for a Presbytery Office near you.

Support Through the Synod Partnership for Disaster Recovery (SPDR)

SPDR collaborates with the local leadership of Presbyterian congregations and Presbyteries to identify ongoing community needs, support congregations and their staff, and connect with partnering organizations and agencies serving in disaster response and recovery.


Email: Kathy Lee-Cornell, 

Phone: (214) 390-1894 x3

Support Through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) 

PDA is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. PDA focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities by working collaboratively with church partners and key organizations active in response, locally and internationally. 



Email: Cameron Stevens,

Phone: (800) 728-7228, x5839


Support Through Federal, State, & Local Emergency Management Agencies


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.



Phone: 1-800-621-3362 (711 available), 24 hours, 7 days a week. Hours may be extended during high disaster activity. If you use a video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone (CTS), or other service, give FEMA your number for that service.

Download FEMA’s Mobile App


Arkansas Division of Emergency Management


Phone: (501) 683-6700

Contact Form


Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness


Parish OHSEP and GOSHSEP Contacts


Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management


Phone: (405) 521-2481

Oklahoma Emergency Manager Directory


Texas Division of Emergency Management


Phone: (512) 424-2208

Get Assistance Resources


Click here to search for a local Emergency Management Agency near you.




Support Through the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)

Call or text 1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Spanish. 

DDH provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. 

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