Due to several years of back-to-back hurricanes, Church World Service’s inventory of Emergency Cleanup Buckets and other Kits is at an all-time low in CWS warehouses. United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is stepping up to help by offering $250 matching grants to qualifying UCC congregations assembling these life-giving supplies. In 2018, 51 congregations received grants.Read more
UCC Disaster Ministries' cash and volunteer support totaled some $2 million in 2018 for disaster recovery in 26 countries and more than 16 U.S. states and territories, not counting funds and goods we helped secure for survivors from other sources.
Introducing an attractive new summary of UCC Disaster Ministries' support for the long-term recovery of disaster survivors across the United States and around the world in 2018. In just a few pages, you'll find facts and figures, project specifics, volunteer and client stories, photos and "what's next" for each location.
Restoration of three schools in a disaster-prone area of Haiti means earthquake- and storm-resistant classrooms, safe sanitation facilities, plus dignity and pride for the nearly 600 students they serve. With funding and other support from UCC Disaster Ministries, public schools in Mentor, Dessources and Pavillon have reopened. All suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.Read more
For Evelore Jean Baptiste, 18, of Dessources, Haiti, school is at the center of her life and the foundation for a future career in nursing. But her school got badly damaged in Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and was not in good shape to host children. Read her testimony of what the restoration of her school by UCC Disaster Ministries, Church World Service-Haiti and local partners means to her.Read more
Latest info on UCC Disaster Ministries' hurricane response in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the work of the ecumenical Disaster Recovery Support Initiative of which UCC is a part.Read more
Hundreds in coastal towns of Sumatra and Java were killed by a tsunami the weekend before Christmas. It was just September when a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed thousands in Central Sulawesi. Please join us in remembering these brothers and sisters in prayer. UCC Disaster Ministries contributed an initial $23,000 for emergency needs following the September disaster and awaits word from partners as the current disaster unfolds.Read more
UCC Disaster Ministries is extending the deadline for congregations assembling CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets to apply for Matching Grants up to $250 each. Churches now have until June 30, 2019, to stretch their own cash and in-kind contributions to stocking up these supplies so in demand following hurricanes, flooding and other disasters.Read more
Where do your donations to UCC Disaster Ministries go? Funds totaling nearly $443,000 were released in September, October and November and have been put to work!Read more
Just over two months since the deadly tsunami and earthquake Sept. 28 in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, tens of thousands remain in critical need of clean water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter, protection (including women’s and children’s protection) and education. UCC Disaster Ministries is helping meet these needs, delivering essentials from water to shelter materials and from hygiene supplies to public latrines, helping sustain thousands of survivors.Read more