In Mexico, hundreds have been killed by a powerful earthquake on the 32nd anniversary of the largest quake to ever hit Mexico City. It's Mexico's second deadly earthquake in 11 days. UCC Disaster Ministries asks your prayers during these terrifying hours of search and rescue. We are reaching out to our ecumenical partners for word of how we can best help.
Hurricane Irma pounded the Caribbean early on Sept. 6 and caused widespread destruction and loss throughout the region. The hurricane went on to make landfall in Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, with record-force winds and storm surges on the coasts as it made its way north and with heavy rain and wind that affected several more states. Sept. 18, Hurricane Maria takes aim at Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Aug. 25. The slow-moving storm dumped several feet of water along the Texas and Louisiana coasts and beyond.
UCC Disaster Ministries already has begun its Irma and Harvey long-term response with support for recovery in both the United States and Caribbean. Want to help? Cash is best. Also sorely needed: CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets. Get specifications and apply for a $250 Matching Grant from UCC Disaster Ministries.
UCC Disaster Ministries is partnering with VIND (Volusia Interfaiths/Agencies Networking in Disasters) to assist Daytona Beach area households damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and by Hurricane Irma in 2017 to repair/rebuild homes, e.g. roofing, gutting interiors, replacing insulation, siding, drywall repair and painting, flooring and other interior work as needed.
UCC Disaster Ministries is partnering with the Fuller Center For Housing in Louisiana to help residents return home following historic and catastrophic flooding in August of 2016. Thousands of residents still live in temporary housing struggling to rebuild their lives. Volunteers are needed to repair and rebuild homes.
Join the more than 50 UCC congregations that have applied so far for a UCC Disaster Ministries Matching Grant of up to $250 to assemble Church World Service Emergency Cleanup Buckets and other kits. The need is great: CWS distributed more than 14,000 buckets last year, but now its stock is down to a critical low of 1,800 at last count.
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