PDA honored for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts

Interfaith group’s award recognizes Presbyterians’ volunteer housing assessment, documentation expertise

January 22, 2014

Ronald Drew (left), chair of the NYDIS board and Ruth Wenger (right),NYDIS executive vice-president present the NYDIS Partnership Award to Thia Reggio (second from left) on behalf of PDA and Robert Foltz-Morrison (second from right) of New York City Presbytery.

Ronald Drew (left), chair of the NYDIS board and Ruth Wenger (right),NYDIS executive vice-president present the NYDIS Partnership Award to Thia Reggio (second from left) on behalf of PDA and Robert Foltz-Morrison (second from right) of New York City Presbytery. —courtesy of NYDIS

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) has been honored by New York Disaster Interfaith Services for its collaborative work in response to Superstorm Sandy. 

The NYDIS Partnership Award recognized PDA’s collaborative work in response to the disaster, particularly on assessments and documentation for volunteer housing 

Robert Foltz-Morrison, executive presbyter of New York City Presbytery, accepted the plaque accompanying the award at a Jan. 9 ceremony. 

Morrison also represented Presbyterian Hope in Action, a coalition of the “Avenue” churches in New York that provide hosting for volunteer groups that continue to come to the area to continue the recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy. 

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