United Church of Christ

Midwest Flooding

What has been called the ‘bomb cyclone’ inundated a massive region of the United States with heavy snow and/or rain along with high winds. The impact was felt across more than a dozen states as they dealt with flooding, flood watches, and flood warnings. Among the hardest hit states was Nebraska where vast amounts of land, farms, homes, and businesses were submerged for extended periods of time. The resulting damages are estimated to be in the billions of dollars.

As communities begin to assess needs, UCC Disaster Ministries is working to support local UCC congregations in their response and has already provided $6,000 to local UCC Food Pantries. This early financial support to communities is made possible through giving to the OGHS Emergency Relief Fund. UCC Disaster Ministries strength and focus remains on supporting long-term recovery work which is the costliest and most underserved phase after a disaster. To join UCC Disaster Ministries in meeting future needs please give at "Emergency USA Fund."

The UCC's Response

UCC Disaster Ministries is contributing an initial $6,000 to begin the response to the needs of families and communities in impacted areas. Funds are to support food pantries..

Worship Resources

Prayers for this disaster are encouraged. Share yours at disasters@ucc.org

Ways to Help

  • Pray for all impacted by disasters including those directly impacted, their families and friends. Pray for all those involved as first responders such as fire, police, and other emergency management professionals and volunteers.
  • DO NOT collect “stuff” and/or attempt to ship material items to the impacted region(s). Click here to learn why cash is best.
  • DO assemble Emergency Cleanup Buckets, Personal Hygiene Kits or School Kits. Click here to learn more.   
  • Click Here to download "12 Ways To Support Disaster Survivors" for more ways to help.
  • Make a donation to the "Emergency USA Fund" or by mail (see address at the top of the page).

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