SPDR - Request Post-Disaster Support
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
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
Phone: (501) 683-6700
Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
Phone: (405) 521-2481
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Phone: (512) 424-2208
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.