Help PDA’s response to Harvey

Westminster members and friends have been in shock watching as the rain continues to fall in Texas. The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been in contact with the affected areas Presbytery leadership teams and in response they will be deploying teams into Texas - some as early as Wednesday - to aid in recovery programs. The unprecedented damage from Harvey is staggering. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and the region’s entire way of life has been uprooted. 

If you would like to support PDA’s effort in aiding victims of Harvey, you can donate online by following this link to PDA. (
Check can also be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700
Designate gifts to DR000169-Harvey. 
You can also call 800-872-3283 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT), to donate by phone.

People interested in volunteering can contact the PDA Call Center at 866-732-6121 or email

In addition, all prayers are truly appreciated. PDA has suggested offering the following prayer as they begin their efforts of support and relief to those whose lives have been so tragically affected by this disaster: 

God our Shelter,  be a strong presence in the lives of neighbors who, having survived the winds and rains of Harvey,  now face grief, uncertainty and weary days.  May our generosity in prayer and in tangible signs of support overflow more than floodwaters, to sustain your work of healing and rebuilding and bring comfort and strength to those who suffer.  AMEN

May we all find strength and unity in supporting those affected by this natural disaster.