United Church of Christ

Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

UCC Responds to Nepal Earthquake

April 2018 update of main UCC Nepal Earthquake Response page.

Harvey recovery story: Yaribel Davila, Port Arthur

Yaribel Davila had to evacuate her apartment in Port Arthur, Texas, last August when flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey came in up to her knees. UCC Disaster Ministries is partnering with the Southeast Texas Community Development Corporation (SET CDC) to restore her apartment and 16 others that suffered similar damage. The UCC’s Amanda Sheldon interviewed Ms. Davila. 

Sign your work teams up for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida

Looking for service opportunities for your church's mission team in 2018? How about "alternative vacation" ideas? Consider serving with UCC Disaster Ministries as hurricane recovery volunteers in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas or Florida. All sites are registering work teams now! "Serving at any one of our four work sites would mean the world to people struggling to recover months, even years after wind and water robbed them of safe homes," said UCC...

UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators meet

UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators held their annual meeting April 4-7 in Oakland, Calif., where they learned about the challenges facing communities impacted by wildfires in Sonoma County. The cross-section of new and seasoned CDCs "created a rich environment for sharing past wisdom and exploring fresh ideas," said Zach Wolgemuth, UCC Disaster Ministries Executive. "CDCs are the backbone of this ministry which is why this event is so important for all involved."

UCC Disaster Ministries supports hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

In the six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, UCC Disaster Ministries has been providing critical supplies and helping Puerto Ricans develop a long-term strategic plan for recovery. Soon, volunteer work teams will be deployed.