Praying in Hope
On Saturday, March 22, A landslide along the north fork of the Stillaguamish River destroyed entire neighborhoods on the outskirts of the town of Oso. Rescuers continue to search through the mud.
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 doing her best to comfort and assist as she ministered to fellow soldiers following a deadly shooting left three dead and 16 others injured.
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 damaging winds, hail and up to 68 tornadoes.
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 attempting to contact pastors of all UCC congregations in the storm’s path. While no reports of damage to UCC property have been received, it is known UCC members have been evacuated from their homes, several of which are damaged.
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, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties.
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Hurricane Irene Wreaks Havoc
September 1, 2011
Hurricane Irene continues to wreak havoc and destruction in Northeast United States. Rebuilding efforts projected to take several years and cost billions of dollars. Financial donations and CWS kits needed now.
Hurricane Irene Update
August 29, 2011
Hurricane Irene leaves trail of destruction across 14 states. Clean up and recovery projected to take months.
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
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 delved into recovery efforts by the church and its partners, both domestically and globally.
“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 aftershocks followed. More than 900,000 people were evacuated to higher ground.
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 “absolute bedlam,” the BBC reported. Nearly 4.5 million persons have been affected by the storm.
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.