Presbyterian Women and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) have planned a training program for Disaster Preparedness for women only.  

It will be held at:

April 4-5, 2017
Vanderkamp Center
Cleveland, NY
(about 2 hours west of Albany)

The training is free, including all expenses. Transportation costs are included. You must apply for transportation reimbursement.  The program isn’t difficult. At least 20 people are needed to hold this event.

Application Information:

Other information regarding PDA will be covered in the program.

This linked article on the PCUSA response to the recent fires in Tennessee will give an idea of the value of the Presbyterian Disaster AssistancePresbytery of East Tennessee awaits word on fire damage in Gatlinburg

For questions, contact Susan Silliman Smith at August13SSS@aol.com or Rita Hooper twohoops2@juno.com.

Charlotte Hassselbarth, PWSNE Rep. to the CCT


Charlotte has been involved in Presbyterian Women for 35 years and was Moderator of Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast (PWSNE) from ’11-14.  She is currently the Synod Representative from PWSNE to the Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team.  She is also member of Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church in Guilderland.

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