UCC Disaster Ministries

Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma and Arkansas

Just one day after reports of a slow start to the spring storm season Oklahoma and Arkansas experience extreme weather and tornadoes killing one and injuring several. Read More.

Severe Spring Storms Imminent

Spring storms and tornadoes are inevitable. According to the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration's Storm Prediction Center "We are in uncharted territory with respect to the lack of severe weather" Read More

UCC Disaster Ministries Response to Cyclone Pam

Together, the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and Week of Compassion of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are sending significant funds through CWS to ACT Alliance implementing partners to provide immediate relief.

Cyclone Pam Devastates Island Nation

"This is truly a devastating blow to a small impoverished nation.  I’m unaware of an event, in my lifetime, where nearly an entire nation has effectively been destroyed by such a powerful storm..."

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Survivors Battered by Another Typhoon

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. 

Urgent Needs

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.


Donate to support UCC Ebola response 

Prevention and education are the focus of UCC Disaster Ministries' efforts, along with direct response with victims and affected communities. Recipients have included both UCC/Disciple's Global Ministries and global faith-based disaster and development organizations. Donations designated for Ebola response enable the UCC to be even more deeply involved in these key on-the-ground efforts.


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.



School Kits Needed:

School Kit Matching Grants Still Available

Following domestic and international disasters the need to distribute specific material aid is often crucial to the recovery process. UCC Disaster Ministries, Conferences and congregations support these efforts by pre-assembling various types of Church World Service kits that are stored and can be shipped at a moment’s notice.


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