For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing — Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People — all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters, enabling our congregations and mission partners to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events. Additionally, it supports our ministry to refugees. Millions of refugees and displaced persons around the globe suffer from the loss of international aid and refugee resettlement opportunities. Firm in the call to welcome the stranger and serve the vulnerable, people of faith are providing lifesaving services in ways that uplift the soul and reaffirm an individual’s dignity.
The Presbyterian Hunger Program works to alleviate hunger and eliminate its root causes. It provides support for congregations and presbyteries working to alleviate hunger in their local communities. It also provides vegetable seeds, farming equipment and other supplies to local farmers both here and abroad so that they can feed their communities.
The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People continues to work with low‑income communities across the United States to overcome oppression and injustice. It invests in communities responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the impact of these issues.
This year we will receive the offering on March 28, Palm Sunday. Make checks out to Tustin Presbyterian Church and indicate that the gift is for One Great Hour of Sharing in the check memo. In this time of pandemic, the need is even greater. Please prayerfully consider your contribution and give generously.