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Hurricane Harvey Response

Harvey made landfall late Friday and early Saturday as a category 4 hurricane, and though downgraded now to tropical storm status, remains dangerous as it continues to churn inland into Texas.  Damage in and near Rockport and Port Lavaca, where the storm made landfall, was catastrophic.  There are several reported deaths and massive damage reported, and the flood event is continuing as the storm is dumping heavy rains in South Texas.   The storm is forecast to continue to produce heavy rains, with serious flooding into the middle of the week.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance continues to be in touch with presbytery leadership in New Covenant, Mission, and South Louisiana Presbyteries. National Response Teams are being deployed into the affected regions when it is safe to do so.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency response and refugee program of the denomination, committed to the long-term journey of recovery of communities adversely affected by a crisis or catastrophic event. It is funded by the One Great Hour of Sharing and raises designated funds for responding to specific disasters.

You can send your special offerings and gifts through the Shenango Presbytery office (4197 New Castle Road, Pulaski, PA  16143).  Please designate gifts to DR000169-Harvey.  We will forward all gifts on to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

For more information, updates, and resources (such as a bulletin insert), please visit http://pda.pcusa.org/situation/tropical-storm-harvey/.

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