For the second year in a row, the United Church of Christ is offering $250 matching grants to its congregations to assemble Church World Service Kits. Kits can be crucial to the recovery process following an international or domestic disaster. Grants may be used for CWS School, Baby Care and Hygiene Kits and for CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets.
Nepal’s recovery following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake April 25 and powerful aftershocks will take many years. The Asian nation’s finance minister Ram S. Mahat estimates it will cost over $10 billion to rebuild. The UCC supported the relief effort and is preparing for a long recovery and continued engagement.
Support UCC Disaster Ministries Spring Storm Response to floods, tornadoes and extreme weather in places like Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia.
Volunteers groups of 15 or less are needed to rebuild and repair flood-damaged homes in Pensacola. Work may include but is not limited to light framing, drywall, insulation, flooring and occasional roofing. Registration is now open.
Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest in U.S. history. The Long-Term rebuilding and recovery process continues. Groups of 18 or less needed for home rebuilding and repair.