United Church of Christ

UCC Responds to Nepal Earthquake


Pictured above: Rebuilding new, permanent, earthquake-resistant homes in Nepal.  Photo: The Fuller Center for Housing.

By The Numbers

  • 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake April 25, 2015
  • 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake May 12, 2015, and Other Powerful Aftershocks
  • 8,844 Dead
  • 598,401 Homes Destroyed
  • 283,585 Homes Damaged
  • 8 Million People Affected (More Than One-Fourth of Nepal's Population)
  • Thousands of Schools Destroyed or Damaged
  • Worst Earthquake in Nepal in 80 Years

  • $40,000 Provided by UCC Disaster Ministries to ACT Alliance partners for immediate response efforts
    e.g. medicine, food, water, temporary shelter, kitchen supplies, quilts, basic household equipment and
    other items for survivors.
  • $50,000 Provided by UCC Disaster Ministries to ACT Alliance partners for long-term livelihood recovery
    projects and training, including restoration of livestock, poultry and seeds; for psychosocial care, and for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
  • UCC Disaster Ministries' goal is to fund 50 new, permanent, earthquake-resistant homes in Nepal, to be built in partnership with The Fuller Center for Housing.  
  • With an initial $100,000, twenty-six homes were completed and several more started. 
  • An additional $50,000 released in July 2017 will fund 10 to 15 more homes.
  • An additional $50,000 released in February 2018, completing UCC Disaster Ministries' pledge of $200,000 to build 50 homes.
  • Total cost of building one new home in Trishuli, Nepal: about $5,000. UCC Disaster Ministries' share depends on the amount of government funding homeowners are granted.
  • An additional $49,818 released in July 2017 for irrigation infrastructure in Chitlang and drinking water infrastructure in Kitini Thaha.

UCC News/Features

August 7, 2017 - UCC Disaster Ministries helps two Nepal communities restore critical water systems

July 9, 2017 - UCC Disaster Ministries sends another $50,000 for Nepal houses

September 23, 2016 - UCC helps Nepali children, adults recover from post-quake PTSD

September 21, 2016 - In Nepal, restoring earthquake-devastated water systems

June 10, 2016 - How support for Nepal earthquake recovery touches lives

April 25, 2016 - UCC reaffirms commitment to Nepal earthquake recovery



Generous donations to the International Emergency Fund allow Disaster Ministries to respond to global disasters. To send your support, please give to this fund.

GIVE generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts by clicking on the link to make a secure online donation.  Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, Financial Services - 6th Floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

100% of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming.

Thank you for your prayers and support for those impacted by the earthquakes in Nepal.


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