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.
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So far, the deadly, raging wildfires in Northern California have not burned any UCC churches. But as congregations reach out to check on their members they are finding some who have lost their homes to the fires and many others who have had to evacuate.
In Mexico, hundreds have been killed by a series of powerful earthquakes. As an initial response, UCC Disaster Ministries has sent a $3,000 solidarity grant to the Theological Community of Mexico, a Global Ministries partner, to meet needs of survivors. Your support and prayers are needed.
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. These two work sites are in partnership with the Fuller Center for Housing.
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. UCC Disaster Ministries will continue to offer $250 matching grants to congregations assembling CWS Buckets and Kits.
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