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 will support of MNA Disaster Response through our Missions ministry in 2017. We plan to build Sheds of Hope kits (eight have been built—four in August—with more being planned for late September and in November) and use donated and purchased supplies to assemble Flood Buckets, Bedding Kits and Hygiene Kits. The photos below show the four Sheds of Hope that were built in August.