Mission to North America's Disaster Response provides support to PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) churches in disaster affected communities through a network of staff and volunteer damage assessment teams, first response teams, site managers, and key leaders. MNA recruits and mobilizes volunteers, receives and distributes supplies and equipment, brings awareness of specific needs, channels recovery funds, focuses prayer and provides spiritual encouragement to our PCA family and their communities.

MNA Disaster Response’s disaster relief takes many forms. Flood Buckets contain an array of cleaning supplies typically needed in disaster cleanup. Bedding Kits contain pillows and sheets. Hygiene kits provide personal toiletries. Volunteers assemble the donated items into the respective kits, which are stored at the MNA Disaster Response warehouse, then shipped where needed. Sheds of HOPE provide victims a dry, secure place to store their rescued belongings. Working through local PCA churches in disaster areas, volunteers also work to assist victims in reclaiming their homes, belongings and their lives following a disaster event.

We’re happy to report that LOPC began supporting MNA Disaster Response through our Missions Ministry in 2017. We built 16 Sheds of HOPE kits in 2017, and 13 more as of September 2018. Our Youth Group has assembled 50 Flood Buckets, and through the combined efforts of the 2017 ATLAS Camp and LOPC volunteers, 280 Hygiene Kits have been assembled and donated. LOPC is using their first Shed of HOPE to store equipment and supplies, and the second and third kits were delivered directly to MNA Disaster Response volunteers in Albany, GA. The remaining Sheds of HOPE kits along with Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits were delivered to the MNA Disaster Response warehouse and have since been delivered to those affected by disasters in Georgia, Texas and Florida.