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 reugee assistance in more than 80 countries. CWS is part of the ecumenical family of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the U.S.A.
Global Ministries is responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. They strive for this by living out their core values: presence, mutuality, community, justice and peace.
National Voluntary Organizations Acitve 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 affilliated 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.