Posted April 6, 2022 in Featured News

First-time mission trip volunteer Josh Brady (left) felt right at home working alongside Bob Tyson, a seasoned veteran, during Third Presbyterian Church of Uniontown’s mission trip to Madisonville, KY, in March.

by Marilyn Fitzsimmons
Mission Committee Chairperson
Third Presbyterian Church

Third Presbyterian Church in Uniontown, PA, coordinated a mission trip to Madisonville, KY, in March to assist with cleanup and repairs following a tornado that ripped through the area in December of 2021. Twenty-two team members from Third Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Florence, PA, and Apollo Presbyterian Church took part in the trip.

The team worked clearing debris, building bunk beds to be used by future volunteers, and finishing flooring and trim work to tiny houses to be utilized by displaced residents. The team ranged in aged from 19 to 70.

For some team members, it was a first mission trip, but for others it was part of a yearly adventure. This trip gave team members the opportunity to truly be the hands and feet of Christ.

The trip was made possible thanks in part to a Mission Travel Grant that was awarded to Third Presbyterian Church. For more on this grant opportunity and others, click here.



The devastation from a tornado in December of 2021 is still evident in the town of Madisonville, KY, three months later.

A worker helps construct a tiny house that will be utilized by displaced residents.

Twenty-two volunteers from three Presbyterian churches in western Pennsylvania traveled to Kentucky in March to assist in cleanup from a recent tornado.