Disaster Response

TORNADO RELIEF UPDATE as of April 2, 2017

from our Executive Presbyter Deb Bibler

As many of you are aware, nearly half of the communities in our presbytery have been affected by the January 2017 tornadoes.

Our concern is particularly focused on the Albany area, which has suffered 2 tornadoes in January alone. Our Adel community was deeply affected as well.

In addition, our presbytery office was damaged, but we are very lucky in comparison to our neighbors

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has been incredibly supportive, providing regular visits, care and resources.

We are so blessed as members of the PC (USA) to have this wide-reaching, quick-acting team to support us.

When we give to “One Great Hour of Sharing”, our funds help make PDA a reality for those in crisis.

Checks written out to Flint River Presbytery with “Tornado Relief” clearly marked in the memo line are welcomed.

(These gifts will be used to help provide systemic, long-term solutions and resources to the affected areas throughout our presbytery.)

We are intentionally exploring the possibility of housing  a medical/dental clinic in our current presbytery office.

Remember that you can always go to www.pda.pcusa.org/page/pray/ to find liturgical resources for use in worship  after a natural disaster.

Bound together in our love of Jesus Christ and our love for our community, may we be shining witnesses to God’s love in every contact we offer!