Detailed information about how the UCC is actively responding to Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and Hurricane Harvey on the U.S. mainland and in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.
Facts and figures about the California wildfires with an index to stories about the UCC's response, including the hiring of a "navigator" to help the most vulnerable survivors, including undocumented immigrants, safely access available resources.
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.
"Muck & Gut" volunteers are needed in Houston, Texas, and Denham Springs, La., to help homeowners begin to clean up after Hurricane Harvey.
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.
Great news! The push to help restock CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets for disaster survivors has succeeded! Now Church World Service is asking the UCC to shift to putting together CWS Hygiene Kits over the next few months. Of course, if you are in the process of assembling more buckets, please finish them! Many CWS Kits depots will close until spring; see http://cwskits.org/depots for the list of year-round drop-off points. A few UCC Disaster Ministries $250 matching grants are left for UCC congregations assembling kits.
ACTIVE RECOVERY PROGRAMS
RECENT RECOVERY PROGRAMS
UCC CONFERENCE DISASTER COORDINATORS
FREE DISASTER PREPAREDNESS GUIDE
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