Your OGHS Dollars at Work

Your OGHS Dollars at Work


2011 Disaster & Refugee Funding Report

One Great Hour of Sharing funds enable the United Church of Christ to respond quickly to disasters and other urgent and unexpected needs as they arise.In addition to the OGHS offering funds the UCC also receives designated gifts for specific disasters and crisis situations that further enhance our capacity to respond. Below is a brief report of grants made from OGHS dollars and designated disaster and refugee response accounts in 2011.






$10,000      Ivory Coast: assistance to refugees

$3,000      Madagascar: cyclone Bingiza

$5,000      Angola: flood relief

$5,000      Liberia: assistance to Ivorian refugees

$5,000      Malawi: flood relief

$10,000      Southern Sudan: emergency preparedness training

$20,000      Sudan / Darfur: assistance to displaced

$1,000      DR Congo: conflict and displacement

$40,000      Kenya: drought & famine relief

$100,000      East Africa: drought & famine relief

$5,000      Somalia: drought & famine relief

$30,000      Ethiopia: drought & famine relief


East Asia and the Pacific:($306,062)

$5,000      Australia: flood relief

$2,500      Philippines: fire damage

$10,000      North Korea: hunger relief

$12,500      Philippines: typhoons Sendong & Pedring

$276,062     Japan: earthquake / tsunami relief


Latin America and the Caribbean:($957,405)

$2,000      Mexico: assistance to pastor’s families

$2,500      Dominican Republic: hurricane Irene damage

$2,500      Haiti: hurricane Irene damage

$2,500      Columbia: assistance to clergy families

$13,000      Brazil: landslide recovery

$10,000      Columbia: flood relief

$924,905     Haiti: earthquake response


Middle East and Europe:($61,240)

$10,000      Egypt: emergency assistance/ political uprising

$16,240      Iraq: medical assistance for refugees

$5,000      Turkey: earthquake relief

$15,000      Syria: emergency relief / political unrest

$5,000      Libya: assistance to displaced

$10,000      Gaza & West Bank: humanitarian assistance / capacity building


Southern Asia:($190,000)

$17,500      Sri Lanka: Batticaloa flood relief

$12,500      New Zealand: earthquake relief

$25,000      India: Orissa flooding

$15,000      Thailand: flood relief

$95,000      Pakistan: flood relief

$5,000      India: earthquake relief

$5,000      Pakistan: Dengue epidemic

$5,000      India: landslides

$10,000      Cambodia: flooding and landslides


United States:($1,177,504)

$8,000      Alabama: tornado recovery

$1,500      California: refugee resettlement assistance

$650      Colorado: refugee resettlement assistance

$2,000      Connecticut: flood relief

$2,000      Connecticut: hurricane Irene recovery

$2,000      Connecticut: fire damage

$950      Connecticut: refugee resettlement assistance

$10,000      Florida: disaster response coordinator support

$1,310      Georgia: refugee resettlement assistance

$21,033      Gulf Coast: BP oil spill response

$2,000      Illinois: flood relief

$1,000      Iowa: storm damage

$5,000      Massachusetts: flood relief

$750      Minnesota: refugee resettlement assistance

$750      New England: refugee resettlement assistance

$4,000      New Hampshire: hurricane Irene recovery

$2,000      New Mexico: wildfires

$903,671      New Orleans: Gulf coast hurricane (Katrina) response

$4,000      New York: hurricane Irene flooding

$4,500      New York: world trade center disaster support

$500      New York:   refugee resettlement assistance

$2,000      North Caroline: tornado relief

$8,000      North Carolina: hurricane Irene recovery

$1,000      North Dakota: flood relief

$1,000      Ohio: flood relief

$11,000      Pennsylvania: flood relief

$2,000      Pennsylvania: storm damage

$3,000      South Dakota: winter heating assistance

$500      Tennessee: flood relief

$4,000      Texas: wildfire relief

$79,906      U.S.: 2011 Spring Storms

$3,000      U.S.: Missouri river system flooding

$10,000      U.S. & Puerto Rico: hurricane Irene recovery

$41,709      U.S.: safety equipment purchase for hurricane Irene recovery

$30,000      Vermont: hurricane Irene recovery

$2,000      Vermont: flood relief

$775      Virginia: refugee resettlement assistance

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Contact Info

Phyllis Y. Richards
Program Associate, Global Sharing of Resources
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115