PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is strongly engaged in responding to all forms of natural disaster: Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires. Because of your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, PDA has been able to respond quickly, offering initial grants and National Response Team members to assist with assessments.
The needs for the response are great. God's people are once again called on to stand in the "GAP" - Give, Act, Pray.
THE SKANEATELES CHURCHES ECUMENICAL FOOD PANTRY
The Samaritan Center is an Interfaith effort of community members committed to serving the hungry and those in need in order to promote their welfare dignity and self-sufficiency. It is rooted in the belief that sound nutrition is the first step in enabling people to cope and become productive, self-sufficient members of society. Since 1981 Samaritan Center has worked to fight hunger in the greater Syracuse community by providing nutritious hot meals to anyone in need 7 days a week - no questions asked. FPC sign up each year for specific dates to act as servers, kitchen help and food preparation.
INTERFAITH WORKS (Syracuse)
The Refugee Resettlement Program of special interest to this church has we have a long history involving support, for example, to a member of the Lost Boys from Sudan.
Since 1999, OnPoint has helped more than 9,000 first-generation youth to get into college, stay there, and succeed afterwards. The majority of OnPoint for College students are: First Generation college students (over 90%); Low-income students whose families believe college is financially impossible; Young adults who have no parent in their lives (30% of our students); including those who are homeless, aging out of foster care, and refugees; and Adults who have been involved with the court system, who are in recovery or who are seeking a new path.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON CENTER
Originally established in 1927 to serve as a community resource for the African-American community in Auburn NY. Today, the agency's broad range of programs welcome everyone in the community and include before and after school programs for youth in grades K-12, a drop in center for teens, senior programming for adults ages 55 and older, facilitated health enrollment for Child Health Plus.
SPECIAL MISSION OFFERINGS
As part of our Mission commitment we participate in the four (4) PCUSA special Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentocost, Peace & Global Witness and Christmas Joy.