Hurricanes Michael and Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut have caused extensive damage and loss of life. Some of you have already given generously in previous weeks. While the needs can feel overwhelming, continued prayer and giving will ensure that the whole church is able to respond. Gifts to DR000194 support our response to hurricanes and typhoons. Gifts can be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.
A dedicated team distributes warm breakfast burritos every Tuesday morning to day workers at five Longmont locations. Join us for outreach! - This is a 30-45 minute commitment every Tuesday morning @ 5:30 am. We gather at CENTRALongmont, pray, split into teams, and deliver burritos/make new friends. Sign up here.
Help Make burritos! - This is a 2 hour commitment about every 6 weeks. We gather to cook, assemble burritos, and clean! We even have fun catching up on what's happening in our lives. We make about 250 burritos each time.
CENTRALongmont Church will place orders for coffee from Café Justo, at a price of $10/lb or $40/5lbs. Place your order at the Information Desk in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday service, or online via this form.
The Benefits of Buying Café Justo
- The coffee is organically grown, is delicious, and a good value
- ALL revenues go to the grower’s Cooperative in Chiapas
- It allows the coffee farmers to remain in their homeland.
- The Café Justo drinker helps support development of new spin-off jobs and economic development south of the border.
- By allowing co-op members to stay home and earn a "just wage," Café Justo addresses the double tragedies of families split apart by migration to the United States and of migrants dying in the desert trying to get here.
Mark Adams and Miriam Maldonado are mission co-workers with the Presbyterian Border Ministry in Agua Prieta, Mexico, where Mark has served since 1998. As US coordinator of the bi-national ministry, Frontera de Cristo, Mark is responsible, in partnership with Jocabed Gallegos, Mexican Coordinator of Frontera de Cristo, for the coordination of the six ministry areas of Frontera de Cristo. Miriam connects people and organizations across borders and serves as a liaison of Frontera de Cristo with the Center for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Recuperation (CRREDA in Spanish), DouglaPrieta Trabaja and the Lirio de los Valles Presbyterian Church. She works with DouglaPrieta to help the rehabilitation centers and families of the church, community and schools grow their own food, increasing their nutrition possibilities and connection to God’s creation and one another.
Our most needed items are:
- Thermal underwear (womens’ sizes needed most)
- General cold and flu medications (especially ibuprofen and acetaminophen)
- Coffee (decaf and regular)
- Adult backpacks still in good condition
- We have a few clients in need of good-condition rolling suitcases
- We have an urgent need for men's M - XL size underwear and women's all sizes underwear.
CLICK HERE to view items on our Amazon Wish List.
Please bring donations to 804 South Lincoln between 2 - 6 pm Monday-Friday.
Round Pantry @ Westview
Items Needed: cereal, canned meals, boxed meals, peanut butter
Each holiday, we attempt to provide something special for our shoppers.
Donations of the following items before the Pantry on February 12 would be appreciated:
Baking Mixes (including gluten-free and sugar-free)
Canned Fruit (including sugar-free) and 100%Juice
If you have questions about the Round Pantry or want to sign up to volunteer, please email Nancy Huriaeik
Drop donations at Westview Presbyterian Church, 1500 Hover St., Longmont.
The Round Pantry @ Westview, a food bank for anyone needing food assistance, is open 2-7 pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month.
They are located at 1500 Hover St., Longmont.
A SUMMARY OF PDA'S WORK
FOLLOWING HURRICANES HARVEY, IRMA AND MARIA
The 2017 Hurricane Season was unprecedented. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported 25.8 million people in the United States and its territories were affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, which is nearly 8% of the population.
Honoring donor intent, PDA has established the following three year* working budget:
- Harvey: $3,500,000
- Irma: $2,100,000
- Maria (domestic): $3,800,000 Maria (international): $1,000,000
*A three year budget does NOT imply that PDA will be finished after three years. Long Term Recovery can take many years, and we are committed to working until our resources are depleted or the work is done.
As of August 1, 2018…
- Over $2,500,000 in grants to 13 national presbyteries and 1 synod, as well as international partners
- 50 deployments of 132 National Response Team Members, totaling more than 1,000 days in the field
- 2,743 blue shirt volunteers served disaster impacted communities in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico through PDA supported host sites, working over 152,000 hours, which is valued at over $3.7 million*.
*according to the Independent Sector
Funds have been used for the following:
- Emergency grants
- Church damage grants
- Long Term Recovery Organization grants
- Hosting grants
- PDA deployments
- Emotional and Spiritual Care/Resilience workshops for faith leaders
- Special Project grants
- Additional staff to manage response
- Supporting Puerto Rican evacuees on the mainland
- Supporting the recovery in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Please help us continue this work,
designate gifts to DR000194!
Give by phone, call 800-872-3283
Give online, visit: pcusa.org/give-2017hurricanes
Mail checks with "DR000194" on the memo line to:
Presbyterian Church (USA)
PO Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea.”—Psalm 46:1–2
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.
- Focuses on the long-term recovery of disaster impacted communities
- Provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods.
- Works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders.
- Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response -- United Nations, NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA and others.