OGHS Endowment Fund

Why Give?

When you give, One Great Hour of Sharing is able to help families around the world become stronger, healthier and better equipped to address hardships and catastrophes that would otherwise leave them destitute and hopeless.


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.


I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 23:35)

One in every 122 people in the world today is forcibly displaced from their home, seeking refuge either within their national borders or beyond (according to the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees).

Refugees are helped every day with finding safety and care through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Life in a refugee camp or as a refugee in an urban setting is a permanent temporariness that defies the wholeness of individuals or communities. Our support offers deep and critical support for the immediate and ongoing needs of Syrian and other Refugees even before they arrive in the U.S. or another resettled country.


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!

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, or mail your gift to:

OGHS Endowment Fund
United Church of Christ
Financial Services, 6th Floor
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-1100

Questions regarding the One Great Hour of Sharing Endowment Fund may be directed to:
Phyllis Richards in Wider Church Ministries at 216-736-3215.