UCC Disaster Ministries
The propulsion of survivors to recover from devastation caused by deadly typhoon Haiyan in November 8, 2013 have been hampered by the landfall of another strong typhoon Hagupit on Saturday, December 6, 2014 that, until today wroth havoc to properties and livelihood of thousands of families in Eastern Visayas and other regions in the Philippines hardly hit by the wild catastrophe.
Approximately 13 months after typhoon Haiyan devastated and destroyed towns and villages in the Philippines, residents have had to face another major typhoon.
In a recent move to clearly define the role of UCC Disaster Ministries and changes at the National Setting, staff have taken on the challenge of reshaping the beloved and highly respected program that has been in existence for nearly 15 years.
On Nov. 19 members of the community, donors, and the Baxter Springs Long Term Recovery Committee gathered to welcome Virginia, Jesse, and their son into their new home. “Seeing their smiles and feeling their warm thanks and appreciation made every long day and late night worth it.”
Dahir Adan, 30, and his wife Fartun Muhumed, 26, are refugees from Somalia, resettled to the U.S. in February 2010 by Church World Service and Community Immigration and Refugee Services of Ohio. They live in Columbus, with their four small children, but they worry for their drought-afflicted relatives back home in the Horn of Africa.
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