God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
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General Information: OPC Disaster Response:
A disaster (fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, or the like) can lead to a tremendously difficult season in the lives of its victims.
Sometimes, the victims are members of the church. In these instances, by virtue of our belief in the doctrine of the Communion of the Saints, we are compelled to “relieve each other in outward things, according to (our) several abilities and necessities” (WCF XXVI:2). As we are able, we seek to relieve each other!
Other times, the victims are not members of the church. These are opportunities for us to follow the Lord’s command that we “love our neighbor as ourselves,” and serve others as a reflection of the mercy and compassion that has been shown to us in Christ Jesus.
The Stated Purpose of OPC Disaster Response:
“To demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ in very tangible ways to those with whom the OPC has contact, who are suffering from the effects of a disaster.”
When Disaster Strikes:
The Committee on Diaconal Ministries stands ready to lead the OPC in responding to disasters that impact OPC property or members directly, or are of a magnitude such that they impact 10,000 persons or more.
When such an incident occurs, we will communicate all of the details regarding the OPC’s response efforts, including procedures for joining a disaster response team:
In addition, please feel free to notify us directly at OPCDisasterResponse@opc.org if you have details or updates on the situation, or with any needs, questions, or concerns.
How to Donate:
Click here if you wish to make a donation towards disaster relief.
News and Archives:
Click here for Disaster Response News or archives of past events.
David P. Nakhla
Disaster Response Coordinator
Administrator, Committee on Diaconal Ministries
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church
607 N. Easton Road, Bldg. E
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Primary Phone: Cell (562) 760-7606
Secondary Phone: Office (215) 935-1007