United Church of Christ

Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

Love line, check-ins and prayer partners buoy work teams

A “love line,’ check-in partners on site, prayer partners back home, daily devotions and debriefing - these are key elements in the support system for volunteer disaster recovery work teams deployed by St. James United Church of Christ in Havertown, Pa. In turn, the teams extend an extra measure of care to the disaster survivors whose homes they are helping restore.

UCC ready to help after Hurricane Michael

As the people of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas begin the long process of recovery from Hurricane Michael, an extraordinarily powerful Category 4 storm which slammed into the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, UCC Disaster Ministries remains poised to assist.

Haiti houses UCC helped build withstood latest quake

UCC Disaster Ministries is poised to help survivors of Haiti's latest earthquake, which struck near Port-de-Paix. The ministry helped families rebuild houses in this same part of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Constructed with materials and techniques to make them sturdy and resilient, all these houses stood through the October 6 earthquake. Unfortunately, many other houses were damaged in the latest earthquake.

2018 hurricanes recovery bulletin insert

We've just updated our 2018 hurricanes recovery bulletin insert, which references Hurricanes Florence and Michael and Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong). A Word document, it can be downloaded, tailored to your congregation's needs and printed out. Access it here!

2018 Hurricane Response

UCC Disaster Ministries has established a 2018 Hurricanes fund as it prepares to respond to several ferocious storms: Florence, Mangkhut, Michael and others. It is monitoring the storms' aftermath and resulting needs through ongoing communication with FEMA, National VOAD, partners, UCC Conferences and Conference Disaster Coordinators. We will share information on this page as it becomes available.