OGHS Endowment Fund

Why Give?

God calls us to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6)

People are able to create a ‘new normal’ in their lives after disasters strike their homes and communities.After storms large or small, One Great Hour of Sharing helps communities recover. Hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes nor the Ebola virus were able to escape our watchful eyes. We provided real assistance to people in the Philippines, Vanuatu, Fiji, the northeast United States, western Africa, Haiti, and Japan as well as in other places where disaster struck.



God walks with us through the valley of the shadow of death so we fear no evil.  God’s rod and staff comfort us.  Our cup overflows.  (Psalm 23 adapted)

Families in over 30 states have been assisted in rebuilding their homes and lives after natural disasters.  $4.6 million was provided by OGHS to respond to disaster response and recovery in the U.S. since 2011. The support given has leveraged millions more by building capacities of local communities to respond.



God gives new life.

New mothers in places like East Timor, India and South Sudan gave birth in safe circumstances, even in out-of-the-way locations not otherwise served by medical facilities.

Children in poor or minority communities are provided opportunities for a chance at the life education offers.



The One Great Hour of Sharing Endowment Fund will ensure that the work of helping families worldwide continues. Through education, healthcare, and rebuilding communities, people are finding hope in their present circumstances and hope for a better future.

Help us, help others, now, and in the future.

Make a generous gift to the Endowment Fund.

Give today or contribute monthly!


Matching Gifts
Double the impact of your donation! Many employers encourage their employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Find out if your company has a matching gift program today. Click here to learn more.

Make your secure online gift today, or mail your gift to:

OGHS Endowment Fund
United Church of Christ
P.O. Box 71957
Cleveland, Ohio 44194

For more information, contact our office at oghs@ucc.org or at 216-736-3232