Partners - Disaster Ministries


UCC Disaster Ministries has a long-standing tradition of collaboration and ecumenism in disaster recovery work. As a member of and partner to many disaster response organizations UCC Disaster Ministries works closely with each organization to effectively and efficiently utilize all donated funds in response to disaster. Through these networks UCC Disaster Ministries is able share resources, knowledge, best practices and respond when and where needs are the greatest. 



ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations working together in over 140 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. Members are associated with the World Council of Churches or the Lutheran World Federation.


Church World Service is a cooperative humanitarian ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations, providing sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance in more than 80 countries. CWS is part of the ecumenical family of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.


Global Ministries is  responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the United Church of Christ.


NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by many voluntary organizations responding to disaster. Member organizations provide more effective service by getting together before disasters strike. Once disasters occur, NVOAD or an affiliated state VOAD encourages members and other voluntary agencies to convene on-site. This cooperative effort has proven to be the most effective way for a wide variety of volunteers and organizations to work together in a crisis.

Mr. Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
United Church of Christ
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Ms. Diane Dicken
Administrative Assistant, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115