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 rudely awoken by a 6.0 quake that shook the region. The largest quake in the area in over 2 decades caused damage to buildings and multiple injuries. In the wake of the disaster UCC Disaster Ministries has continued to maintain direct contact with the Conference and has offered financial support for unmet needs. Early Sunday morning Conference Minister Rev. Kenneth Iha noted that “Reports from our pastors in the area indicate one minor injury, some breakage, power outages, and a lot of scared folk.”
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
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
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 Moldova – and more requests are expected soon.
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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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.
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 killing over 100 people.
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 ongoing disaster in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.