UCC Disaster Ministries

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UCC Responds to Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing significant damage and destruction in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Since the quake, UCC Disaster Ministries has responded by providing significant financial support for immediate relief aimed at helping to stabilize the situation through provisions of food, water, medicine and temporary shelter and plans are underway for long-term rebuilding and livelihood restoration.

A Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Another massive earthquake has struck the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, registering 7.3-magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It is projected that it will take Nepal over a decade to recover from the two earthquakes it experienced in less than one month’s time.

46 Tornadoes rip through the southern Plains

Late yesterday dozens of homes were destroyed as 46 tornadoes were reported throughout Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.

Walking the long road with Nepal

History and experience tell us that, in most disasters, recovery has barely gotten underway at the six month mark and in most instances lasts for years. Nepal will be no different. In six months there will still be thousands of homes to be rebuilt, fields to be planted, sustainable water supplies to be restored, livestock to be replaced, roads to be repaired and healing to...

Reflections on Nepal

He pointed out the vacant fields that were normally full of crops and the piles of construction materials provided by the government and told me, “look around, there are no crops planted, no one is building with the materials we have available… they have lost hope”.  Read More

Urgent Needs

Donate to support Nepal Earthquake Relief




Help UCC Disaster Ministries prepare to respond quickly to the upcoming Spring Storm Season. Give now to the Emergency USA Fund.


Donate to support Cyclone Pam response

UCC Disaster Ministries continues to monitor the situation and is working with trusted partners to respond to the needs of survivors.

Volunteers Needed:

Pensacola Flood Recovery - Summer 2015

Volunteers groups of 15 or less are needed to rebuild and repair flood-damaged homes in Pensacola. Work may include but is not limited to light framing, drywall, insulation, flooring and occasional roofing. Registration is now open.

Superstorm Sandy Recovery through Summer of 2015

Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and the second-costliest in U.S. history. The Long-Term rebuilding and recovery process continues. Groups of 18 or less needed for home rebuilding and repair.


Contact Info

Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

Contact Info

Diane Dicken
Administrative Assistant for Finance & Program
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115