ONE SPIRIT — Different Gifts
To learn more about the community transformation God is doing through One Great Hour of Sharing, Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. —1 Peter 4:10
Through your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, you can serve people in your community and around the world by alleviating hunger, rebuilding after crises or catastrophe, and working with communities to overcome oppression.
A Few Examples of the Impact of Your Gifts
220,000 people received food, water, shelter, and medical care in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquakes. — Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Over 308,000 people in over 30 countries now have increased food security and livelihoods through international development work. — Presbyterian Hunger Program
More than 10,000 children and their families in five bateyes in the Dominican Republic have access to clean water, helping to prevent water-related diseases. — Self-Development of People
Presbyterians have a history of working to build a more just, resilient, and sustainable future. When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you are supporting the gifts and talents of people and communities all over the world. In West Africa, thousands of people in more than 65 communities have seen increased resiliency, food security, and improved livelihoods through assistance and training in farming, beekeeping, and raising livestock.
Partnering in community development projects improves lives and builds stronger
communities. One such partnership in India resulted in more than 1,000 families increasing their income by 52% through small enterprises, which enabled families to pay school fees and achieve 100% attendance.
Every day, spiritual and community leaders show amazing resilience in the efforts to rebuild and seek peace following a disaster. In one year, more than 22,300 volunteers worked alongside survivors giving more than 215,000 hours of labor for disaster recovery.