Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is one of three ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency along with Self Development of People and the Presbyterian Hunger Program supported by our One Great Hour of Sharing Offering received during Lent. I spoke this Sunday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Portage on Sunday interpreting the mission of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. The powerpoint I created has a script that can be used to others in your church. It is now available on our Presbytery website. PDA Powerpoint The presenter's view has a script. If the script is not accessible, please ask for it at the Presbytery Office.
One of the things I am learning is that we need to plan ahead by establishing relationships with area Emergency Managers, recruit and identify a key contact person in each congregation besides the pastor, whom the Presbytery may contact in the time of a flood or tornado.
Here is a link to a newspaper article covering the Niles MARC: http://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/local/help-under-one-roof/