The Presbyterian Church is very keenly focused on spreading its word in every good way possible and one of its biggest missions is to help people out during times of difficulty. The biggest example of this has been the Hurricane Katrina and that has been just the tip of the iceberg. The practice to provide humanitarian aid to people all over the world has been an integral part of the Presbyterian churches and the results of these efforts are clearly seen and observed too. With a focus on making sure that their aid gets to the farthest corners of the world, there is a special effort being made towards its achievement. And to do that, there are all sorts of activities that the different Presbyterian churches around the world keep on organizing and being a part of. Even the general assemblies of the Presbyterian Church keep an eye on the performances of their respective convents during difficult times that may strike any part of the world. The kinds of things that can be expected to see from the Presbyterian Church’s humanitarian efforts are discussed here for further awareness.
Relief Training provided by the church for disasters
This is one of the most important parts of the output that the Presbyterian Church gives in terms of providing humanitarian aid. Not only does it actively participate in providing for the logistical needs of the relief workers in areas where humanitarian aid is required, it actively organizes seminars where proper training for relief work is provided to people. The purpose of this activity is to expand their network of service by making sure that the maximum amount of people are provided with the ability to spread relief across disaster stricken areas. This is also to make the maximum effort towards preventing such accidents from inflicting too much damage.
Helping the less privileged
This is a very core part of the ideology upon which the whole disaster relief efforts of the Presbyterian Church are based. In order to make sure that when disaster hits, the amount of damage that is inflicted is minimum, the church provides as much infrastructural support to the poor as possible. These are the people who are either completely lack any insurance for their belongings and settlements or are not insured enough to be able to rebuild by themselves. The efforts provide a key system of recovery in any area that is inflicted by disaster or may be under the threat of one.
Cost-free training explained
The whole point of the relief efforts is to make sure that maximum number of people can benefit from the effort and for that reason, there is absolutely no cost whatsoever for the training that is provided in the relief seminars. In addition to the training, the food and any other relevant materials that the participants may need for the training is also provided free of cost. A major contribution here comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the USA. They provide for all the logistical needs of the leaders in these seminars.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
One of the most active organizations in terms of humanitarian relief work that is a part of the Presbyterian Church is the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. It is a part of the Presbyterian Church USA and has shown a remarkable service in terms of providing relief, especially to the people who were disaster stricken by the hurricanes that hit in the recent years including hurricane Katrina. With thousands of relief workers actively working on the ground and providing relief assistance to the affected, it is a never-ending chain of service. The amount of relief fund that has been raised goes in millions and even currently they are busy serving the people affected by Sandy in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and West Virginia.
Details on Training Seminars
There are a number of different seminars that are being held in the coming days in New York and New Jersey and those who are actively related to relief services or disaster management with leadership roles are highly urged to attend the meetings. The timings for the meetings are form 9 in the morning till 4.30 in the evening. All the services mentioned above will also be provided in the seminars and it would certainly be a great opportunity to broaden the horizon for the help that can be provided to people in disaster stricken areas.
All in all, the Presbyterian Church is highly involved with the relief work in areas where people have been affected by naturally occurring disasters and the hurricanes in the United States are a great example of the commendable work that is being done by relief assistance services of the Presbyterian Church.