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In 2018, the Committee on Diaconal Ministries sent $28,000 of the remaining Haiti Earthquake Relief funds to the OP Haiti Mission for building new homes for five families in the Port-au-Prince congregation that continued to suffer from difficult housing situations in the aftermath of the earthquake of 2010…

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How to volunteer for hurricane relief efforts in North Carolina, Houston, and Puerto Rico …

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Our next door neighbor recalled how she was talking with friends on the street.  They chose to gather in a plastic greenhouse for safety from the earthquakes.  She ran to the second floor of her home.  In just minutes, the tsunami washed her friends away…

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NEW HORIZONS, March 2019: Stirring up gifts in the body of Christ in Houston and throughout our presbytery means helping one another to see the wide-open door for compassionate service in the wake of the hurricane. Having a full-time evangelist here for Harvey households includes his role in equipping all of us to do this work…

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The OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries (CDM) investigated the needs of churches affected by the California wildfires in the autumn of 2018, and selected Ridge PCA (Paradise, CA) as the church to which it would donate funds and to which it would recommend that OPC members direct their personal giving..

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Many thanks to Hurricane Florence volunteers who have served in North Carolina since the autumn of 2018…

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Many thanks to Hurricane Maria Relief volunteers who served in Puerto Rico…

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Many thanks to Hurricane Harvey volunteers who have served in Houston since the autumn of 2017…

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NEW HORIZONS, January 2019: Over five hundred men and women from churches all over the United States have endeavored to live out a Christian response to six major disasters since 2011. The testimonies of their love, work, skill, and rebuilding efforts and their examples of Christian charity are continuing to inspire new waves of volunteers…

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NEW HORIZONS, December 2019: The development of a response plan by the disaster response team and diaconal committee of the PSE, in conjunction with information from local church officers, allowed us to ensure that each of our church members was accounted for and property damages were assessed once the storm hit…

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