UCC Disaster Ministries
  • Syrian Crisis Expands

    Syrian Crisis Expands

    The United Nations reports dire conditions for civilians caught in conflict. Violence continues to escalate in Syria, destroying the lives of civilians across the country.

  • UCC gears up response to Oklahoma Tornados

    UCC gears up response to Oklahoma Tornados

    The UCC joins with the people of Oklahoma as they mourn the deaths of loved ones and begin to comprehend the devastation left in the wake of tornados which struck the area on May 19-20.

  • UCC Issues Appeal for 2013 China Earthquake

    UCC Issues Appeal for 2013 China Earthquake

    On the 20th of April, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Lushan County of Ya'an City in Sichuan Province. By Monday, April 22, the number of deaths rose to 188, with 25 people still being reported as missing, 11,460 injured and 1.5 million affected.

  • UCC Responds to Superstorm Sandy

    UCC Responds to Superstorm Sandy

    Having done significant damage in the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy crossed over Eastern North America and caused major power outages, flooding and damage to infrastructure and personal property. At least 65 deaths are attributed to Hurricane Sandy.

Disaster Alerts

File Praying in Hope

On Saturday, March 22, A landslide along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River destroyed entire neighborhoods on the...
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File UCC chaplain at Fort Hood ministers to soldiers after shooting
April 3, 2014
A United Church of Christ chaplain stationed at Fort Hood Army base in Texas was at work well into the night, bravely...
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File Tornados tear through Midwest – UCC gears up response
November 18, 2013
On Sunday, November 17, 2013 the Great Lakes and Midwest States experienced severe weather. Many locations reported...
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File UCC reaches out to flood ravaged Colorado
September 16, 2013
In the wake of devastating floods and mudslides, the Rev. Sue Artt, Acting UCC Rocky Mountain Conference Minister, is...
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File Ecumenical Disaster Response takes Shape in Oklahoma
May 30, 2013
According to reports, the storm impacted nearly 4000 homes, businesses and non-residential buildings in Cleveland,...
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File UCC gears up response to Oklahoma Tornados
May 21, 2013
At least 24 people -- including nine children -- were killed when a massive tornado struck an area outside Oklahoma City...
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File Goods and Volunteer Opportunities - Oklahoma
May 21, 2013

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File Frequently Asked Questions
May 17, 2013

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May 8, 2013

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File Volunteer and Donated Goods Guidelines
November 5, 2012
Guidelines for those wanting to volunteer or donate goods in response to Hurricane Sandy
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File Chile Earthquake Update
April 14, 2014
The April 1, 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chile triggered a tsunami alert causing 972,457 people to evacuate
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File New UCC disaster ministries executive assessing recovery efforts around the world
April 4, 2014
As the point-person for disaster response for the United Church of Christ’s national offices, Zach Wolgemuth has quickly...
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File “Bear One Another’s Burdens” Galatians 6:2a
April 2, 2014
On April 1, 2014 an 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile. A six-foot tsunami and several strong...
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File UCC issues $250,000 appeal for Typhoon Haiyan response
November 11, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan has killed as many as 10,000 people in the Philippines, with the devastation it caused being described as...
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File Typhoon Haiyan roars into Philippines, takes aim at Laos, Viet Nam, China
November 8, 2013
Typhoon Haiyan is battering the central Philippines with sustained winds of 170 mph with gusts over 200 mph.
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File Syrian Crisis Expands – UCC renews appeal
June 7, 2013
The UCC renews its support to Syria as crisis continues to mount. 4.25 million people within Syria are displaced and an...
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File UCC Issues Appeal for 2013 China Earthquake
April 22, 2013
On the 20th of April, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Lushan County of Ya’an City in Sichuan Province. By the same...
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File Iran-Pakistan Earthquake
April 17, 2013
On April 16, there was a 7.8 Earthquake along the Iran and Pakistan border. So far, there have been 46 confirmed deaths...
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File Philippines Typhoon Bopha/Pablo
December 16, 2012
A horrible Category 5 Typhoon struck the Philippines causing massive damage and destruction. The United Church of Christ...
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File Conflict in Syria ignites UCC Appeal
November 23, 2012
Today the United Church of Christ issued a $100,000 emergency relief appeal for communities and individuals impacted by...
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I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things.
Isaiah 45:7

Rev. Mary Schaller Blaufuss
Team Leader
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland,Ohio 44115


Mr. Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland,Ohio 44115