UCC Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

Recovering Survivors from Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, Battered by Another Strong Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby

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....

Typhoon Hagupit causes loss and destruction in the Philippines

    Approximately 13 months after typhoon Haiyan devastated and destroyed towns and villages in the Philippines residents have had to face another major typhoon. As super typhoon Hagupit , locally known as Ruby, approached it weakened to a category 3 storm.  However, its strong winds and torrential rains caused flooding which damaged and destroyed homes, ruined crops and fields and reportedly killed over 2 dozen...

UCC Disaster Ministries

  UCC Disaster Ministries unveils new look, mission statement and realigned focus for domestic/U.S.-based disaster work. 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.  “It was time...

With support from UCC Disaster Ministries recovery for one Baxter Springs, KS family is a celebration of renewed hope and stability

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.” noted Jen Smith of the recovery committee. Seven months after a devastating tornado impacted this small town this family finally was able to return to a...

Dadaab: It's What Make You Get Up Early

  The day begins early for Soraya Musau at Dagahaley refugee camp. The emergency officer for ACT member the Lutheran World Federation is out of her tent by 5am, waking her staff for another demanding day. By this time newly arrived refugees from Somalia have already begun to gather outside the gates of the compound, seeking food,...