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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance accepts $4,000 donation from Jeffersontown City Council for Haiti relief and recovery

January 22, 2010

Randy Ackley shaking hands and receives a check from The Rev. Thomas Dillard in front of a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance banner.

The Rev. Thomas Dillard gives Presbyterian Disaster Assistance coordinator Randy Ackley a donation to aid with Haiti disaster relief efforts.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

The Rev. Thomas Dillard, Jeffersontown, Ky., Police Department chaplain and pastor of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, today delivered a $4,000 check from the Jeffersontown City Council to Louisville-based Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to assist with relief and recovery efforts in Haiti.

“We are very grateful to have the support of Jeffersontown,” said Randy Ackley, coordinator for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. “These funds will go a long way toward helping the people of Haiti recover from this devastating earthquake.”

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, in operation since 1946, works with ecumenical and international partners to provide humanitarian relief such as food, water, shelter, emotional support and trauma recovery. PDA provides impartial assistance based on need, without regard to religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation and does not proselytize. The organization supports immediate disaster relief and is committed to long-term recovery and relief efforts.

The organization is accepting donations online; by phone around the clock at (800) 872-3283; and by mail to: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

PDA is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which comprises 2.2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations, answering Christ’s call to mission and ministry throughout the United States and the world.

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