National Disaster Resources

National Disaster Ministries Program assists communities affected by natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes) and technology caused disasters (toxic waste dump, transportation accident releasing toxic chemicals, fire ash residue, flood water sludge). 

 

  

H1N1 Flu

  

  

 

 

 CDC Quick Reference Guide for Public Information on Infection Control Regarding H1N1 (Swine) Flu.  This document contains links that contain "General Information on H1N1 (Swine) Flu", "Flu Information for Children/Parents & Child Care Providers", "Prevention Methods", "School Materials and Posters" as well as "How to Be a Germ Stopper". 

Staying connected: Church communications in times of public health concerns
by Andy Lang


UCC National Disaster Ministries offers N1H1 (Swine) Flu resources
by Gregg Brekke

CDC updated information on H1N1 Flu

 

The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services is proud to bring to you H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Community & Faith-based Organizations. This guide provides specific action steps that community and faith-based organizations can take to help keep communities healthy during flu season, including:

  • Communicating important information about flu,
  • Supporting vaccination efforts,
  • Linking vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations to vital information and resources,
  • Expanding and adjusting organizational activities to help people stay healthy.

You and your organization are crucial leaders and resources in your community, and essential partners in comprehensive state and local flu response. We hope you utilize this guide as you and your community take steps to prepare for, and respond to, flu.

   

 

     


    The National Disaster Ministry Brochure has brief and useful information such as:

    • Preparing and Assisting in Time of Disaster
      • The UCC Responds
      • Emergency Response
      • Long-Term Recovery
      • Technology-Caused Disaster
    • Responding
      • What you can do
      • What you can do through your church
      • What you can do in your community
    • Resources
      • Printed materials
      • Websites

    To order brochures, please call the Warehouse at  800 537-3394800 537-3394.

     
     

    O God Tender and Just - Reflections and Responses after September 11, 2001
    This is a book that is both for and about the church.  It is for the church as a special volume commemorating the one-year anniversary of the awful acts of violence that took place on September 11, 2001, when terrorists deliberately crashed airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A third plane, apparently failing in an unknown mission of destruction, crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

    This is also a book about the church and the faithful way it responds to crisis.  In the days, weeks, and months after September 11, literally thousands of people logged on to the United Church of Christ's Web site www.ucc.org.

    Although the voices and forms differed, these hundreds of postings consistently shared common themes deeply grounded in the faithful, biblical perspective of their writers:  Care for those who hurt.  Hope for the future.  Seek justice, not vengeance.  Be informed and be active.  Exercise restraint.  And trust in God. - from the Introduction. 

    To order this item, please call the Warehouse at  800 537-3394800 537-3394.

     
     

    Prepare to Care:  Guide to Disaster Ministry in Your Congregation
    The topics include:  Overview Emergency Management in Disaster Response; The Faith Community and Disaster Ministry; Mitigation:  Working to Reduce Your Community's Vulnerability; Preparedness:  Planning to Serve; Response:  Your Call to Service; Recovery:  Moving from Agency-Based Assistance To Community-Based Cooperation; Action Check List When Disaster Strikes and Responding to disasters Outside Your Community.

    This manual focuses on how to:

    • Prepare yourself, your family, and your church for a disaster inside and outside your community
    • Prepare your church to work cooperatively with other churches, faith groups, and community-based groups where you live to respond to those affected by disaster
     
     

    The Silent Disaster:  21st Century Response to Technology-Caused Disasters  Click here for the pdf version or here for the on-line version.
    This book acts as part of your toolbox for preparing and responding to a disaster in your community, no matter your role in the community.  Is is especially devoted to working in partnership with others when a technology-caused disaster is present or anticipated.  This book will help you recognize a technological hazard, make plans to form a community response if you are currently experiencing a technology-caused disaster, or plan for your response for any disaster in the future.

    Topcis include:  The FaithCommunity Commitment; Defining and Identifying Technology-Caused Disaster; Impacts on the Community; Community Preparedness for the Technology-Caused Disaster; Building a Community-Based response to a Technology-Caused Disaster; The Recovery taskforce Responds to the Disaster; Vulnerability to Disaster:  The Taskforce Identifies the Persons Most in Need; The Recovery Taskforce Considers Spiritual and Emotional Care; The Recovery Taskforce Faces a Dilemma. 

  • The Silent Disaster Resource Appendix 1 - Introduction to Toxic Substances
  • The Silent Disaster Resource Appendix 2 - Study Resources - 
        Worship Resources, Manuals & Books, Videos & Movies
  • The Silent Disaster Resource Appendix 3 - Organizations of Faith-Based
        Response; Safety & Health; Environmentl & Watch; Legal Rights;
        National Grassroots & Science Activist; Governemtnal agencies &
        the U.S. EPA
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    This flyer is available in pdf form.  It gives information on The Challenge, Potential Chemical Exposures from the Fire Scene, How these chemicals affect health and worker protection and practices.  This version is in English. 

     
     

    This flyer is available in pdf form.  It gives information on The Challenge, Potential Chemical Exposures from the Fire Scene, How these chemicals affect health and worker protection and practices.  This version is in Spanish. 

     
     

    This flyer is available in pdf form.  This flyer describes what mold is, how it affects health; how you can tell if it is present and includes worker protection and safe practices while cleaning up after floods.  This version is in English. 

     
     

    This flyer is available in pdf form.  This flyer describes what mold is, how it affects health; how you can tell if it is present and includes worker protection and safe practices while cleaning up after floods.  This version is in Spanish. 

     
     


    Meeting God in the Ruins - Devotions for Disaster Relief Volunteers
    Contents include:

    • Before I Go
    • The Ruins
    • After I'm Home
    Free copies may be ordered from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America by calling 800 328-4648800 328-4648(ISBN 6-0001-6788-1).

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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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. Diane Dicken
    Administrative Assistant, Global Sharing of Resources
    700 Prospect Ave.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115
    216-736-3810
    dickend@ucc.org