Nearly one in three Americans lives in a county hit by a weather disaster this summer, the Washington Post reported. Recovery needs are enormous, with damage estimates in the billions of dollars. Please give to the UCC’s 2021 Severe Storms Appeal.
A UCC Haiti Appeal seeks to raise $100,000 for relief and recovery for thousands of Haitians reeling from the August 14 earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace. More Information/How to Help.
Please also help the UCC raise $150,000 for its COVID Relief Appeal for food, hygiene kits, personal protective equipment and other aid to the most vulnerable to reduce the virus’s spread.
“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 (current work team site: Philadelphia’s Eastwick neighborhood), 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.
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.
- Host the new “Resiliency Self-Care Workshop”
- Active Appeals: Haiti Disaster, COVID Relief
- UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators
- CDC Network’s 20-Year History 2000-2021.
- Disaster Work Team Opportunity: Tropical Storm Isaias, Philadelphia, Pa. VOLUNTEER HOUSING NOW AVAILABLE!
- 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 Emergency Cleanup Buckets, Kits (Not a UCC? Partner with one!) Report Form
- Disaster Preparedness Manual for Churches (pdf)
Did you pay funeral costs after losing someone due to COVID-19? FEMA may be able to help with those costs. Learn more at FEMA.gov or call (844) 684-6333 to get started.
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