Disaster Updates

Ebola
File Ebola
October 28, 2014
The UCC joins global churches to respond to the Ebola crisis with protection – care – containment – and capacity building.
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National
File Oklahoma
October 28, 2014
Oklahoma has had thirty major disaster declarations in the past 10 years which, regrettably, suggests that there may be a...
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Partners
File UCC Disaster Ministries Welcomes 2 Partners in Service Volunteers
October 5, 2014
Betzi Yungclas and Mathew Fehse
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UCCP
File UCCP Rehabilitation Project Updates
October 3, 2014
on solar light, technology has come to poor villages, UCCP distributes piglets, more fishing boats distributed and aerobic...
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Ebola
File How is Disaster Ministries helping African countries against Ebola?
October 2, 2014
United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries executives expect a long fight against the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa....
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CWS
File Webinar
September 16, 2014
When disaster strikes: Free webinar Sept. 23 helps congregations, other community organizations prepare
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Kashmir
File Kashmir
September 15, 2014
The United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries is moving quickly to help the people of India, where rising waters and a...
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JoAnn
File Joann Hale's Memorial Service
September 9, 2014
Memorial service. set for September 20, to celebrate the life and legacy of Joann Hale.
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California
File California quake rattles nerves
August 24, 2014
California quake rattles nerves in the wee hours of the morning when residents living in and around Napa, California were...
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Joplin
File UCC Disaster Ministries celebrates a successful recovery in Joplin, MO
August 21, 2014
Since 2011, nearly 1,500 volunteers have called the Quonset Hut Mission Station their home during mission trips to Joplin, Mo
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JoAnn
File UCC Disaster Ministries mourns the loss of Joann Hale
August 19, 2014
Church World Service Emergency Response Specialist Joann Hale passed away Sunday night, August 17, of a fatal heart attack
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CWS
File UCC Disaster Ministries matching grant meets the needs of the youngest disaster surviors
July 31, 2014
Today, CWS has just over 5,000 CWS School Kits in stock, against pending requests for 15,000 from Romania and 3,000 from...
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Oklahoma
File Disaster Ministries volunteers Rebuild in Oklahoma
July 30, 2014
Volunteers rebuild lives and homes through the ministry of presence and love.
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Lyons,
File In Case of Flood Climb to Safety
July 9, 2014
In Case of Flood Climb to Safety” is what I read on, what appeared to be, newly posted signs lining the road I traveled...
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Spring
File UCC Disaster Ministries Responds to U.S. Storms
July 3, 2014
Severe spring and early summer weather continue to affect several states throughout the U.S. as tornadoes, high winds,...
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City
File UCC Disaster Ministries supports flood relief in Burundi
July 1, 2014
Following heavy rains, in February, families suffered loss from flood waters that overwhelmed the city of Bujumbura...
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Fuller
File UCC, Fuller Center growing partnership around disaster relief
June 18, 2014
The partnership between the UCC and the Fuller Center is poised to grow even further after a visit by nearly 50 bicyclists...
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UCC
File UCC Disaster Ministries responds in the Balkans
June 6, 2014
UCC Disaster Ministries has directed $7,500 to support the work of partner agency Church World Service in response to the...
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File The Spring Storm Season Starts Late but Strong
April 29, 2014
Starting Saturday April 26, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes have been hitting numerous states in the U.S. Midwest and...
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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 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 “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 Praying in Hope
March 22, 2014
On Saturday, March 22, A landslide along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River destroyed entire neighborhoods on the...
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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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CONTACT INFO

Mr. Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3211
wolgemuthz@ucc.org

Ms. Phyllis Y. Richards
Program Associate, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3215
richardp@ucc.org