UCC Typhoon Haiyan Response

UCC Typhoon Haiyan Response

By the Numbers:

  • 16 Million People Affected
  • 4.1 Million People Displaced
  • 1.1 Million Houses Damaged or Destroyed
  • 6, 201 Deaths

Response by the Numbers:

  • $650,600.89 Funds Distributed by UCC Disaster Ministries for Haiyan Recovery (As of March 18, 2015)
  • 150 Typhoon resistant homes to be built in partnership with the UCCP in 2015
  • 90 Individuals to receive skills training in welding, carpentry and masonry in 2015
  • 100's of families assisted with fishing boats, seeds and livestock through support to various partners.
  • 35 Houses built in San Roque (As of May 10,2015)

UCC Disaster Ministries Response:

As of March 18, 2015 UCC Disaster Ministries has provided a total of $650,600.89 to support early response efforts and long-term community needs. Early response work included the provision of shelter, food, drinking water, medical supplies and more. Currently UCC Disaster Ministries is working to address long-term rebuilding and community restoration work through housing reconstruction project aimed at building 150 typhoon resistant homes in three communities. Additionally UCC Disaster Ministries is supporting holistic recovery through the restoration of livelihoods through, seed, livestock and boat distribution as well as skills training such as welding, masonry and carpentry.


Photos taken in the Spring of 2014 


How You Can Help

GIVE generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts by clicking on the link to make a
secure online donation. Gifts may also be made at your local UCC congregation marked for “Typhoon Haiyan” with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, Financial Services - 6th Floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

BULLETIN INSERT Use this prayer in your Worship Service or other gathering.

PRAYER Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza, General Secretary, United Church of Christ in the Philippines offers this prayer.

ASSEMBLE  urgently needed Church World Service kits.

Have a Fundraiser or support this event to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts.


Updates and Stories from UCC Partners

The United Church of Christ: Still Active in Haiyan Response
UCCP rehabilitation project updates

ACT Alliance
CWS Asia/Pacific
Global Ministries
Heifer International
Ag Missions Inc.

Haiyan Updates

File Update on Housing/Core Shelter Construction Project in San Roque
May 12, 2015

File How donations to Philippine typhoon recovery are helping families into homes
November 14, 2014
File UCCP rehabilitation project updates
October 3, 2014
File New UCC disaster ministries executive assessing recovery efforts around the world
April 4, 2014
File Philippine recovery effort shifts from relief to reconstruction
January 22, 2014
File The UCC effectively joins faith and action in 2013
December 30, 2013
FileUCCP Haiyan Report
December 10, 2013
File UCC exceeds $250K goal for Typhoon Haiyan relief
December 6, 2013
File UCC churches with ties to the Philippines support Typhoon Haiyan recovery effort
December 5, 2013
File Ohio pastor marks Thanksgiving part of Philippines relief mission
November 28, 2013
File Prayer, advocacy on climate change supports Typhoon relief efforts
November 22, 2013
File UCC partner in Philippines describes ‘chaotic’ post-typhoon conditions
November 15, 2013
File Quick support funding UCC’s typhoon relief effort
November 13, 2013
File UCC seeks to raise $250K for typhoon relief in Philippines
November 11, 2013
File UCC issues $250,000 appeal for Typhoon Haiyan response
November 11, 2013
File Super typhoon prompts UCC aid to partners in the Philippines
November 8, 2013
File Typhoon Haiyan roars into Philippines, takes aim at Laos, Viet Nam, China
November 8, 2013

Contact Info

Zachary Wolgemuth
Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries
700 Prospect Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115