We had several congregations in the presbytery report damage from the recent winter storm. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has requested that “church damage requests” be funneled through the Presbytery office and that they be submitted by March 18. They have a limited amount of funds and will rely on Presbytery leadership to identify the most urgent needs.
Our local Disaster Preparedness and Response Sub-committee will be using its reserve funds to supplement the assistance from the national PDA office. We will try to offer something to all congregations that request assistance.
For congregations that would like to request financial assistance from the winter storms, please contact General Presbyter Stewart Smith by Monday, March 15. It would help us to know each congregation’s “out of pocket” expenses from the event. For those whose repairs are not yet complete, please give an estimate and let us know of the deductible on your insurance policy.
Stewart can be reached by office phone at 501-663-2424, by text at 479-466-0195 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.