In response to catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge, South Louisiana, and the Gulf states, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has responded in the Presbytery of South Louisiana and reached out to the Presbytery of Mississippi, offering assistance. Members of the National Response Team have been deployed to help the Presbyterian community assess needs and begin to organize a long-term response in affected communities. PDA has also responded to one congregation and one presbytery office that experienced significant damage to their facilities. Your gifts to DR000191 US flooding are urgently needed now to support these communities as more needs are being identified and the hard work of mucking out and rebuilding begins. Congregations and other partners in South Louisiana have already offered to host and supervise early work teams for cleanup. We are connecting potential volunteers with those partners, and work teams will soon be needed for the long-term recovery and rebuilding. You can join in the response and encourage those in need by standing in the “GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000191 to help address the needs of those impacted by the flooding. Gifts can be made online, by phone at 800-872-3283 weekdays between 8 AM and 6 PM (EST), or by check; mail to: Presbyterian Church (USA) PO Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA 15264. Act: Volunteer to help with cleanup and rebuilding; contact the PDA National Call Center at 866-732-6121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn how your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook, download resources, and share updates with your congregation. Pray: Pray for families impacted by flooding through loss of poverty and livelihood; for first responders and all others who put themselves in harm’s way to care for those impacted; that communities will work together and build stronger relationships and connections; for God’s sustaining grace through it all. For more information, visit www.presbyerianmission.org/pda.