Special update: following major flooding across Missouri, Kentucky, and West Virginia, this page offers an early report and guidance on how you can help.
How to Help
- How You Can Help Disaster Survivors
- 13 Ways UCC Disaster Ministries Supports Recovery
- Ukraine Emergency Appeal
- Main Donation Page: Designate Emergency USA, International Emergency, a special appeal, or leave your donation undesignated
- Current Disaster Work Team Sites
Dayton, OH Tornados
Eastwick (Philadelphia) PA Flooding
Western KY Tornados
- Conference Disaster Coordinator Network
- $250 Match Grants for Making CWS Kits
- Willing to Respond Preparedness Network
- Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches
- Recovering Hope: Emotional and Spiritual Care
- More Key Links Below!
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“We change lives with paint, a new floor, spackling, drywall.” Lynn P. Lampman, Havertown, Pa.
The Global H.O.P.E. team facilitates the UCC’s response to natural and human-caused disasters across the United States and its territories and around the world.
Hand in hand with our Partners in Service and other volunteers (see Disaster Recovery Work Team Opportunities), congregations, conferences and partnerships, including a network of Conference Disaster Coordinators, UCC Disaster Ministries seeks to serve the most vulnerable populations, focusing on disaster preparedness, identifying and meeting unmet needs, and spiritual and emotional support. Its Willing to Respond network equips churches to protect themselves and love their neighbors in time of disaster.
The growing UCC Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Network is building the work the UCC already is doing to extend care to survivors of natural and human-caused disasters.
The UCC is an active member of National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), through which we partner with dozens of organizations, large and small, for holistic, community-based recovery.
Internationally, Global H.O.P.E. maintains direct relationships and partnerships with organizations and faith communities able to appropriately and effectively respond to emergency and long-term needs. Joshua Baird, Team Leader, works with Area Executives of Global Ministries and through organizations such as Church World Service and the ACT Alliance to direct financial support and ensure the United Church of Christ stands with vulnerable people during times of crisis.
Get involved in UCC Disaster Ministries! Contact Lesli Remaly (firstname.lastname@example.org), UCC Minister for Disaster Response and Recovery, for more information.
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- Host the new “Resiliency Self-Care Workshop”
- Active Appeals: Ukraine
- UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators
- CDC Network’s 20-Year History 2000-2021
- 2022 Global H.O.P.E. Domestic and International Grants
- 2021 Global H.O.P.E. Domestic and International Grants
- UCC Disaster Ministries 2020 Stories and Highlights (pdf) 2019 2018
- Apply Here: $250 Matching Grants for UCC Groups Assembling CWS Cleanup Buckets, Kits, Welcome Backpacks and Period Packs Report Form
- Disaster Preparedness and Other Resources
- Willing to Respond
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