One Great Hour of Sharing

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 (PDA)

Works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters. Receives 32% of funds raised.

Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)

Takes action to alleviate hunger and the systemic causes of poverty so all may be fed. Receives 36% of funds raised.

Self-Development of People (SDOP)

Invests in communities responding to their experiences of racism, oppression, poverty, and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the impact of these societal ills. Receives 32% of funds raised.

In a world of disaster, hunger, and oppression, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.

On Easter Sunday, 1949, four years after the end of World War II, the One Great Hour of Sharing offering brought relief to neighbors in need within the United States for the first time. In the 1960s, it expanded to include international needs.

At home and across the globe, gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing enable our Presbyterian programs to support human strengthening programs.

We don’t always do all we can to keep God’s people and the world safe. Let’s eagerly support these Presbyterian Programs so they can, continue to show up, and do the labor, providing hope to the communities they serve. Image the joy when God’s presence is felt.

The church can still accept contributions to this special offering. If donating by check, please make payable to First Presbyterian Church with a notation on the memo line, OGHS.

You may read about various projects on the PCUSA website.