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Disaster Ministries

Disaster Updates

Just published! 2019 UCC Disaster Ministries highlights

Just published! "UCC Disaster Ministries: Helping Rebuild Homes and Lives in 2019." See how generous contributions from across the United Church of Christ totaling more than $1 million have provided relief and long-term recovery to disaster survivors across the U.S. and around the world.

Maria recovery continues in Puerto Rico post quakes

Earthquake aftershocks in Puerto Rico's south and southwest have not impeded Hurricane Maria long-term recovery work in Puerto Rico's north and northeast of UCC Disaster Ministries in partnership with the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico (IEUPR). 

Earthquake Recovery - Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico's south and southwest, powerful earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks since late December took out power and water and have caused homes and other buildings to crack and crumble. UCC Disaster Ministries has sent an initial $20,000 and is seeking a total of $250,000 to assist earthquake response. Meanwhile, the ministry's work continues in Puerto Rico's north and northeast to restore Hurricane Maria-damaged roofs.

UCC Disaster Ministries sends grants to Australia, Philippines, Syria

UCC Disaster Ministries recently granted $5,000 for fire survivors in Australia, $10,000 for typhoon and earthquake survivors in the Philippines and $12,500 for winterization items for Syrians struggling to survive prolonged war, massive displacement and dire economic conditions.

UCC Matching Grants for CWS Kits Home Page

Again in 2020, UCC congregations assembling Church World Service Emergency Cleanup Buckets and other CWS Kits may apply for UCC Matching Grants of up to $250 from UCC Disaster Ministries. Deadline: January 31, 2021. Members of the denomination can assist hurricane and other disaster relief efforts by pre-assembling these supplies that are warehoused by CWS, ready to be shipped at a moment's notice when the need arises.

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