Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by Hurricane Florence on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction from the storm. The storm’s path is cutting across areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew (2016). PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain – providing spiritual and emotional care and long-term recovery to address the unmet needs of those impacted. While these winds and water have meant loss and destruction, the work of PDA might become, as the psalmist says, “a river whose streams make glad the city of God.” Together with God, we draw hope out of the chaos. The needs for the response will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. Please make your gift out to our church with “PDA” in the memo.