United Church of Christ

Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

2018 Hurricane Response

UCC Disaster Ministries continues to monitor the situation unfolding with several ferocious storms: Florence, Mangkhut and others through ongoing communication with FEMA, National VOAD, partners, UCC Conferences and Conference Disaster Coordinators. The widespread impact from these storms has prompted UCC Disaster Ministries to monitor the situation closely. We will share information from this page as it becomes available.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut - UCC Response

At least 41 people are dead - including eight rescuers and one other member of the United Church of Christ Philippines - and at least 40 are missing and feared buried in a landslide in the Philippines due to Typhoon Mangkhut (local name Ompong). UCC Disaster Ministries is contributing an initial $12,000 for the United Church of Christ Philippines' response to the needs of families and communities in Luzon impacted by the typhoon. Funds are for food packets, medical and...

Carolinas - UCC Response - Hurricane Florence

Historic, deadly and still extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence, although weakened, continues to cause catastrophic flooding including prolonged significant river flooding, to the Carolina coast and even inland. Rainfall could total 40 inches in three days in some areas. UCC Disaster Ministries is in communications with FEMA, National VOAD, partners, UCC Conferences and Conference Disaster Coordinators about needs as they emerge.

UCC Disaster Ministries ready to help Florence-affected communities

As an extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence churns its way toward the east coast of the United States, UCC Disaster Ministries is monitoring the situation through established networks and stands ready to support Church partners, Conferences and Congregations in Florence's path. Florence is putting millions of people at risk and threaten billions of dollars in property damage.

Puerto Rico - UCC Response - Hurricanes Maria and Irma

With Puerto Rico "at rock bottom" following Hurricane Maria, UCC Disaster Ministries is actively supporting our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and calls on churches "to continue to pray and give financially for what will be a long road ahead," says Zach Wolgemuth, the program's executive.