UCC Global H.O.P.E. Grants 2021

Domestic Grants 2021


Breathitt County Long-Term Recovery/Planning Team Jackson, Ky. – $5,000 – to provide assistance and resources to individuals and families who have unmet needs that resulted from 2021 winter storms. The team plans to address unmet needs for residents and addressing barriers to assistance. Several case managers are in place and working through the list of survivors. Long-Term Recovery Seed Grant. Funding source: Winter Storms 2021

Olmsted Community Church Olmsted Falls, Ohio – $5,000 – to assist with the financial costs related to welcoming and hosting an Afghan family, including remodeling an apartment that could be used for this and future families. Funding source: 50% Refugee Enabling, 50% Emergency USA

Shadow Rock Church UCC Phoenix, Ariz. – $3,000 to supplement the congregation’s commitment to provide basic living for one year for an Afghan family, as well as providing trauma-informed emotional support and resources. Funding source: 50% Refugee Enabling, 50% Emergency USA

United Church Camps Ripon, Wis. – $3,000 – to build a ramp on a house being used as a temporary home for Afghan refugees that could also be used for a variety of future purposes to serve the wider community. Funding source: 50% Refugee Enabling, 50% Emergency USA


Shannondale, Salem, Mo. – $2,500 – Volunteer Ministries Booster Grant to enable hiring a summer staff person to tell Shannondale’s story, so that the Nature Center Museum becomes a resource for learning about rural poverty in the Ozarks and the economic justice emphasis of Shannondale’s ministry. Funding source: Summer Communities of Service Budget

R3SM Inc., Hattiesburg, Miss. – $3,000 – Seed grant to help fund the organization as it supports South Mississippi Pine Belt’s most vulnerable in their recovery from natural disasters, substandard housing, economic crisis and toxic effects of chronic poverty. They rebuild homes, communities and lives, including assistance to restore financial stability, dignity and hope. Funding source: 2021 Spring Storms

First Congregational Church of Montclair (N.J.) – $3,000 – Hurricane Ida caused severe flooding to the church’s sub‐basement that damaged the boiler systems, resulting in over $24,000 in damages. No boiler means no heat in a building that houses not only a worshiping community but also a preschool/daycare for about 100 children and nine nonprofit office rentals. The $3,000 will assist with the cost of repairs to resume the programs and activities so vital to the community. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal

North Florida Inland Long Term Recovery Group – $20,000 – In response to Hurricane Michael and with support of Mennonite Disaster Service, an estimated 30 individual families recently denied by Rebuild Florida, a state funding agency, will be helped. North Florida Inland LTRG has secured funding for building materials, and is asking for aid to provide case management and construction project coordination. Funding source: 2018 Hurricane Recovery

Albuquerque (N.M.) FaithWorks Collaborative – $7,000 – First Congregational UCC founded and is a collaborative member. With new guests entering the existing structure, costs related to food distribution, rental assistance and related direct service costs will increase. The collaborative promotes self‐sufficiency and helps determine ongoing needs. Funds will be used for an Afghan family. Funding source: Refugee Enabling

First Congregational Church Western Springs (Ill.) – $2,000 – To promote and encourage refugee self‐sufficiency by providing stable housing through partnership with Refugee One. This grant will help offset the enormous costs of paying for rent for the first three months, partially paying utilities, providing a computer, sewing training (if desired), English Language Learning, etc. Funding sources: Half Refugee Enabling, Half Emergency USA

Back Bay Mission, Biloxi, Miss. – $2,500 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant to enable bringing on a fellow to spend the summer being immersed in the ministries of Back Bay, in particular working with the unsheltered and those living in poverty. The fellow will learn “best practices” from a social work perspective and have opportunity to work with a variety of UCC members from across the country who volunteer for a week. Funding sources: $500 Summer Communities of Service, $2,000 Young Adult/Youth Budget

Camp Fowler, Lake Pleasant, N.Y. – $2,500 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant to enable bringing on a fellow to engage staff, volunteers and campers on sustainability and to be responsible for the garden, including the chickens, produce and compost. Funding source: Summer Communities of Service Budget

Coral Gables (Fla.) Congregational UCC – $5,000 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant to re‐launch the Young Adult Service Community program in 2022, with two interns, focusing on three areas: 1) Seeking placement sites that engage interns in service and advocacy in the community, and develop their leadership potential. 2) Working with interns to identify passions and goals for their 8‐hour a week internships at the congregation to help define the desired impact, and 3) helping the interns engage in the wider, diverse city, taking advantage of its rich culture, arts, and education. Funding source: Young Adult Service Communities Budget

St. Stephens Bethlehem UCC, Buffalo, N.Y. – $5,000 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant. The long‐term goal is to become a Mission Site by building a hub that will rescue and deliver food to every pantry or soup kitchen that wants or could use the food. The church plans to hire a recent Afghan refugee with expertise in building maintenance to lead the project of transforming the church into a mission site. Funding source: Young Adult Service Communities Budget

N‐Sid‐Sen Camp & Retreat Center, Harrison, Idaho – $5,000 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant, to enable hiring of a volunteer craft person for the summer who can provide consistency for the camp. Beginning in July, he/she/they could offer in depth training of the curriculum for all in a consist manner. This would help the event directors to create a deeper, richer experience. Having a person who knows the curriculum, budget and the site would allow a greater connection for all while leaving space for more creativity from the event directors. Funding source: Young Adult Service Communities Budget

Keystone UCC Jubilee, the Justice Leadership Program in the Pacific Northwest Conference, Seattle, Wash. – $5,000 – Volunteer Ministry Booster Grant. The goal is to build Jubilee experience as an online gathering of individuals from many locations. Planning and outreach for the first online Jubilee class will be January of 2022, with a second class scheduled for September 2022. This is a six-month time frame with an additional six months of monthly gatherings. Funding source: Young Adult Service Communities Budget

N‐Sid‐Sen Camp & Retreat Center, Harrison, Idaho – $2,500 – Volunteer Ministries Booster Grant to enable employment of a fellow to create consistency through development of a resource for all aspects of camp through an in depth training of the curriculum for all in a consist manner. This would build upon itself, taking the ideas of the event directors and melding with the resources providing a deeper, richer experience for all. Having a person who knew the curriculum, budget and the site would allow a greater connection for all while leaving space for more creativity from the event directors. Funding source: Summer Communities of Service Budget


St. Andrew’s United Church of Christ, Perkasie, Pa. – $3,000 – Hurricane Ida in September 2021 flooded homes in this Bucks County, Pa., town. Several renters in low-lying areas were flooded out of their homes, including people in basement apartments. At least eight families have been identified by the school district social worker as needing help. Some flood survivors have been housed temporarily in hotels. Some single adults have been staying at a local campground. St. Andrew’s will use the $3,000 to help survivors – many of them unable to access other help due to their immigration status – with repairs or relocation. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Pottstown, Pa. – $3,000 – In September 2021, Hurricane Ida caused flash flooding and spawned an EF2 tornado, causing widespread damage in Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County. St. Paul’s suffered flooding in its fellowship hall, which is home to both a Boy Scout Troop and a Girl Scout Troop and is used for outreach to feed hungry children in the area. In all, these programs serve about 100 people each week. The flooding lifted and broke floor tiles, which were found to contain asbestos, requiring immediate removal.  This UCC Solidarity Grant will help the church return more quickly to these community programs and cover uninsured repair costs. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal

Southwest Association of the UCC’s Michigan Conference $3,500 – to help residents of Benton Harbor, Mich., get through a water crisis that has gone on for more than three years. With elevated lead levels complicated by a recent water main break, many in this mostly African American community are not able to use the water in their homes for drinking and cooking. Funds will help buy water filters that remove lead, as requested by the community, for distribution by local officials and churches.  The UCC’s Tower Hill Camp & Retreat Center in Sawyer, Mich., in collaboration with Volunteer United Way of Southwest Michigan, will be distributing the filters as a “ministry of presence” to help lay the groundwork for community support and long-term recovery. Funding source: Emergency USA


LGBT Asylum Task Force, Hadwen Park Congregational Church, Worcester, MA – $10,000 – Asylum seekers are unable to work in the U.S. for the first two years after they arrive. This grant will help the task force provide LGBT asylum seekers with basic needs, including housing, a small monthly stipend, monthly workshops and connections to pro bono legal, medical and mental health resources (@ $1,200 a month per person) until they receive legal authorization to work. Funding source: Emergency USA

Manna Ministries, Picayune, MS – $7,000 – Hurricane Ida came ashore on August 29, impacting communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. In Mississippi, 240 homes in Pearl River County were damaged. Needs include tree and debris removal, tarps and repairs. Three homes were completely destroyed. This grant will help repair homes of vulnerable members of the community to include those uninsured, with low income, elderly or disabled. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal

Christian Appalachian Project, Lexington, KY – $7,000 – The Winter Storms of 2021 slammed Eastern Kentucky with freezing temperatures followed by flooding, causing widespread damage to homes and buildings. A retired firefighter’s home was seriously impacted. This grant will go towards materials needed to completely repair a home and begin on another. which was flooded to the roof in August 2021. Funding source: 2021 Winter Storms Appeal

Appalachia Service Project (ASP), Johnson City, TN – $7,000 – Severe flooding ravaged a number of homes in Eastern Kentucky earlier this year. ASP aims to build six new flood-resistant homes. UCC Global H.O.P.E.’s grant will help replace the first home, that of a local firefighter. His daughter, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, and granddaughter live with him. ASP hopes to build this home quickly so that the daughter can have peace of mind in a new home while undergoing treatment. Funding source: 2021 Winter Storms appeal


Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol, Waverly, Tenn. – $3,000 – Reimbursement for equipment purchased to provide radio communications among seven affected locations to facilitate disaster relief activities. The Waverly area was struck by torrential rains and a tornado on August 21, causing loss of life and extensive damage. Funds also went for purchase of fuel and oil for the vehicles and generators employed. Funding source: Emergency USA

Church World Service – $7,000 – to help support Afghan Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs) and other Afghan refugees being resettled to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Support is needed for immediate health and life-sustaining needs, temporary housing, food, and ground transportation. Additional In-kind housing needed. Funding source: Refugee Enabling Fund. See also: the UCC’s Welcoming and Advocating for Afghan SIVs and Refugees: A Toolkit (Word download)

Longmont (Colo.) UCC – $3,000 – for a Gun Buyback Event scheduled for September 25, the latest in a series of events in partnership with RAWTools, in response to the mass shooting March 22 in Boulder, 18 miles away. In addition to getting guns off the streets, the event will give gun safes to help gun owners properly store their weapons away from the wrong hands. Funding source: Emergency USA

JUNE 2021

Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance – $95,000 – To support the building of a self-sustaining complex of 2-3 bedroom apartments for 128 families (farmworkers and other low-income residents) in Immokalee, Fla., to replace substandard, unsafe, overpriced, and overcrowded housing resulting from destruction of housing stock by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. Funding source: Hurricane Irma Appeal

Melfield UCC, Haw River, N.C. – $7,000 – toward purchase of a walk-in freezer for the church’s food pantry, which serves 500 families each month. It has had to increase its food purchases to satisfy increased need due to continued economic stress caused by COVID. The church expects to break ground soon on a new Food Pantry Warehouse to accommodate freezers, refrigerators, and food. Funding source: Emergency USA

Southwest Conference UCC, Phoenix, AZ – $15,000 – Matching funds to help Cruzando Fronteras/Casa Misericordia, Yuma UCC, and the Welcome Center support migrants’ housing, food, clothing, and other basic needs in 2021.

Montana-Northern Wyoming Conference UCC, Billings, MT – $3,000 – Solidarity Grant to help evacuees from the “Robertson Draw” fire with immediate relief and to help build connections that can lead to sustainable assistance from the wider community for employment and to “rehome.” Red Lodge UCC has been serving as an evacuation center, working with the city disaster team, supporting fire fighters, and provided financial support to evacuees. Longer-term needs include support for the primarily low-income families who lost their homes. Funding source: Emergency USA

Community UCC, Boulder, CO – $3,000 – To support the congregation’s June 13 “Guns to Garden Tools” gun donation event, in response to the mass shooting a few weeks earlier at the King Soopers grocery store just down the block. Funding source: Emergency USA Read more.

MAY 2021

Cumberland Disaster Recovery Coalition, Fayetteville, NC – $35,000 – Funds will be used to complete repairs, reconstruction and mold remediation assistance to the homes of three Latinx immigrant families that were damaged by the catastrophic slow-moving Hurricanes Florence (2016) and Matthew (2018) and to provide temporary housing for the families in the meantime. The Coalition continues to work with other Matthew and Florence disaster survivors in need of these same types of assistance. Funding source: Hurricane Matthew and remaining Hurricane 2018 funds

Galveston County Long-Term Recovery Group, Galveston, Texas – $5,000 – The county has been affected by multiple disasters, from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 to record-breaking cold and power outages in 2021. Already storm-damaged homes were further damaged as they experienced frozen and broken pipes. 50 homes will be prioritized for immediate assistance, based on vulnerabilities of households and the need for the most critical repairs based on safety, sanitation, and functionality. Funding source: Hurricane Harvey Fund

UCC South Central Conference, New Braunfels, Texas – $3,000 – The 2021 winter storms froze and burst pipes and tainted water at the 14 buildings of the Conference and its Slumber Falls Camp, soaking insulation, walls and flooring. Insurance will cover most of the broken pipes and resulting building damage, but there are a lot of summer camp items that are not covered, including the swimming pool filtration system, art supplies, camp gear, game resources, curriculum, camp tee-shirts, craft items and some electronics. The grant will help greatly in getting the camp up and running for the summer sessions that begin at the end of June, benefitting scores of young people in need of an outdoor break after the confinement of COVID-19. Funding source: 2021 Winter Storms Appeal

Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group, Victoria, Texas – $7,000 – to repair plumbing damaged by freezing temperatures during the 2021 winter storm. Funds will help provide short-term immediate plumbing supplies and plumbing repair assistance to homeowners, renters, churches, and non-profit organizations and will help replace water heaters. Funding source: 2021 Winter Storms Appeal

Victoria County Long-Term Recovery Group, Victoria, Texas – $7,000 – to repair 14 homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Needs include temporary housing/storage, exterior and interior work, utilities, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, debris removal, household goods/appliances, and foundation repairs. Funding source: Hurricane Harvey Appeal

APRIL 2021

Grace United Church of Christ, Houston, Texas – $3,000 – The winter storms caused flooding caused by water leaks to the education wing and fellowship hall. This grant will assist with costs not covered by insurance to include deductible and reconstruction. Funding source: Emergency USA – 2021 Winter Storms

Friends Congregational Church, College Station, Texas – $1,000 – During the Texas freeze and ice storm, the church had ongoing power losses. This caused pipes to freeze and burst causing damage throughout the sanctuary, three classrooms, and the kitchen. Funds will be used to pay the insurance deductible. Funding source: Emergency USA – 2021 Winter Storms

MARCH 2021

St. Paul AME Church – Elmwood, Philadelphia, PA (Eastwick Unmet Needs Roundtable) – $7,000 – support for 250 homes damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Isaias including heating units, hot water heaters, and other essential components, muck out and clean-up, rebuild of walls, painting, etc., and minor repairs. Funding source: 2020 Hurricane Relief

Church of the Savior, Cedar Park, Texas – $3,000 – to assist with the repair of the sanctuary, kitchen and classrooms resulting from pipes the burst due to extremely cold temperatures caused by winter storms. Funding source: Emergency USA – 2021 Winter Storms

Plymouth UCC, Spring, Texas – $3,000 – During the winter storm Uri, pipes froze and burst outside and in the attic and flooded several areas of the church. This grant will help cover the insurance deductible and to help the church find a safe place to worship until the church is repaired. Funding source: Emergency USA – Winter Storms

St. Peter’s UCC, Houston, Texas – $4,000 – $3,000 to assist with the repair of 17 homes in the Houston area, whose pipes burst resulting in water damage. Response will include muck and gut and other repairs as a result of the winter storm freeze and $1,000 to assist a community food pantry due to increased need following the winter storms. Funding source: Emergency USA – Winter Storms


North Florida Inland Long-Term Recovery Group – $20,000 – financial assistance for Hurricane Michael (2018) for building materials. Funding source: Disaster 2018 Hurricanes

International Grants 2021


ACT Alliance South Sudan – $5,000 – 7.3 million people are threatened with hunger and urgently need help due to increased violence, flooding, and desert locusts. Areas impacted are Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile, Bahr el Gazal, Central and Eastern Equatoria as states prioritized with highly unmet needs. Funding source: International Emergency

IMA World Health in association with The Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL) – $3,000 – Sierra Leone Health facilities supported by CHASL are treating COVID‐19 patients and need alcohol‐based hand sanitizer and examination gloves to help reduce the risk of COVID‐19 transmission to other patients and between patients and healthcare workers. Funding source: COVID-19 Appeal


Church World Service Kenya –$5,000 – for drought response. In September 2021, the Kenyan Government declared a national drought disaster. Some 2.1 million Kenyans are now food insecure. UCC and other members of the ACT Alliance are funding access to quality life-saving assistance for 6,000 affected households (61,825 people) through food or cash transfers, also facilitating access to safe water for domestic and animal use. They are supporting restoration of livelihoods and early recovery through cash for work activities for 3,000 households, and conflict prevention so that communities co-exist peacefully and share available resources. Funding source: International Emergency

Hurricane Dorian Response, Bahamas – $35,000 – Hurricane Dorian in September 2019 caused widespread devastation in the Bahamas. Hit especially hard were informal urban settlements, which are home to migrants of Haitian descent, who lack income and other resources needed for resilience and who also face protection threats, including the threat of deportation. UCC funds will support Church World Service work to strengthen migrant communities’ abilities to plan and undertake disaster preparedness and response actions. Funds also will assist mental health support. Funding source: Hurricane Dorian Appeal


CORUS/IMA World Health, Haiti – $5,000 – On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti with tremors that were felt across the island. More than 2,000 people died, and 12,200 were injured. The infrastructure has been rendered unusable. The grant will support community collaboration to identify the most vulnerable, and to provide WASH, soap, tarps, purification tablets and hygiene items. Funding source: Haiti Appeal

ACT Alliance, Haiti – $15,000 – On Aug. 14 a 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti followed by a tropical storm on Aug. 16. Parts of the island nation were devastated by the earthquake, floods and mudslides. Funds will go to people in desperate need of assistance with shelter, clean water, health and nutrition, cash assistance, and psycho-social assistance to reduce trauma. Funding source: Haiti Appeal

House of Hope, Haiti – $5,000 – The August 7.2 magnitude earthquake and tropical storm caused loss of life, livelihood and property. This grant will provide food, water, and medicine for three months for House of Hope’s clients, including children laboring as domestic servants (restaveks) and young mothers, single girls and elderly women who have been abandoned. This ministry provides a safe place for participants to learn conflict resolution and professional trades. (Global Ministries) Funding source: Haiti Appeal


Church World Service – $9,000 – for emergency housing, rebuilding of cisterns, trauma recovery, livelihoods, risk reduction and CWS operations in southwestern Haiti, where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck on August 14. Then Tropical Storm Grace hit the same parts, with heavy rains and mudslides further complicating areas already devastated by the earthquake. Funding source: Haiti Appeal Support the Appeal.

Nepal National Social Welfare Association, Equality Development Centre, Sahakarmi Samaj, Nepal Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Rastriya Mukta Haliya Samaj Federation Nepal – $3,000 – to help support people through Nepal’s second wave of COVID. The most acute needs are medical supplies and equipment, food and/or cash support for vulnerable families, handwashing stations, raising awareness of the risk of infection and benefits of vaccination, and the need to support households with income losses due to unemployment. Funding source: COVID Appeal (ACT Alliance)

Liberian Refugee Repatriation Resettlement Commission and Christian Health Association Liberia – $3,000 – for aid to Ivorian refugees in Liberia for public health, shelter, community engagement food security, preparedness, prevention and WASH in response to the COVID pandemic. (ACT Alliance) Funding source: COVID Appeal

Middle East Council of Churches and the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees – $7,000 – Going into its third year of severe economic recession, Lebanon grapples to survive on the edge of collapse. These funds will help provide shelter, protection, food security, WASH, health/nutrition, education, early recovery, livelihoods and cash. Funding source: Lebanon and International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

Sudanese Fellowship Mission, Christian Action Relief and Development, Universal Intervention and Development Organization, Episcopal Church South Sudan-South Sudan Relief and Development Agency, Africa Development Agency – $5,000 – for life-saving and long-term solutions targeting 90,131 internally displaced persons, host community members, returnees and refugees threatened with hunger and urgently needing help due to increased violence, flooding and desert locusts. Assistance will include food security, training in farming and fishing, and disaster risk reduction. Emphasis is on children, women, elderly and people with disabilities. Funding source: Sudan/Darfur ($500) and International Emergency ($4,500) (ACT Alliance)

JULY 2021

Al-Najd Developmental Forum – $5,000 contributed from credits earned through partnership projects. This will support 42 households participating in a sustainable food accessibility through animal production program. The primary focus is on families who were raising rabbits that were destroyed in the bombing of Palestine, along with the necessary tools and equipment, such as hutches. (Growing Hope Globally)

JUNE 2021

YWCA, Gaza – $4,000 – for Summer Camp for Gaza children, including nutritious meals, psychological support, hygiene kits. The cost is $150 per child. The goal is to bring some normality and support to the children of Gaza in the wake of Israel’s May 10-21, 2021, attack on Gaza – the worst such attack since 2014. The already poor humanitarian situation was worsened. Children were among those killed or maimed. Homes and infrastructure were destroyed, basic services were severely disrupted and people were displaced. Funding source: International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Al Ahli Hospital, Palestine – $7,500 – Fuel for generators, emergency medicines, and other supplies as violence erupts throughout the Holy Land. Funding source: International Emergency (Global Ministries)

The Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR) – $10,500 – To assist ACT Palestine Forum and member DSPR in providing emergency shelter, WASH, health and nutrition, protection, psychosocial support, recovery, and cash for 10,000 people affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, with special attention to women, children, elderly people, and persons living with disabilities. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

MAY 2021

Church of Christ in Congo – $3,000 – Hundreds of thousands fled lava and ash when Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupted May 22 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Funds will help provide temporary shelter, blankets, clothes, food, hygiene kits, medical supplies and water. Funding source: International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), India – $5,000 – In response to the second wave of COVID-19, CASA plans to reduce risk of exposure and spread to vulnerable communities through provision of PPEs, education, provide financial support, oxygen supply to hospitals, train para medical staff and raise awareness on gender sensitivity issues. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

APRIL 2021

Ethiopia Forum – $10,000 – Political unrest has resulted in general insecurity, internal and external displacements, and a disruption of livelihoods in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. At least 855,000 persons are in need of humanitarian assistance including non-displaced persons, internally displaced persons, returnees and more than 96,000 Eritrean refugees. Funds will be used for shelter and other non-food items, food security, WASH, protection, and livelihoods. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue – $5,000 – The situation among displaced Syrians is dire. Food and Personal Protection Equipment prices have sky-rocketed. Families will be assisted with food baskets and hygiene kits. Funding source: International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue – $5,000 – The situation in Lebanon is dire. The economy has failed and is hampered by COVID-19. There are security concerns and many people are food insecure. Refugees and others living in Tripoli, Baalbeck, and in Beirut suburbs will be assisted with food baskets and educational literature to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Funding source: International Emergency (50 percent COVID Appeal) (Global Ministries)

MARCH 2021

Mennonite Social Action Committee in Honduras, CIETS Nicaragua and Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD) – $5,000 – in response to Hurricanes Eta and Iota (Nov. 2020) with shelter, non-food items, food security, WASH, protection and psychosocial wellness. 750,000 families were affected in a region already vulnerable due to other crises such as migration and COVID-19. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

Middle East Council of Churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees – $5,000 – for food security, mental health, and access to protection support including gender-based violence, COVID-19 services, employment resilience, education and sheltering for Syrian refugees, host communities, and vulnerable groups in Jordan. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)

Middle East Council of Churches – $5,000 – basic needs and resilience building in Syria of people affected by the protracted crisis and COVID-19. Funding source: International Emergency (ACT Alliance)


Churches Auxiliary for Social Action – $10,000 – to support 600 vulnerable families in India affected by the burst of a glacier lake, judged to be a result of climate change. Dry rations, WASH kits, shelter material, and solar lamps. Funding source: International Emergency (Global Ministries)


The United Church of Christ in Mozambique – $2,500 – to assist 200 families impacted by Tropical Storm Chalene (Dec. 2020) with food staples and seeds. Funding source: Disaster International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Christian Council of Mozambique – $2,500 – for temporary shelter, clothes, medical supplies, food and water to families impacted by Tropical Storm Chalene (Dec. 2020). Funding source: Disaster International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Zimbabwe Council of Churches – $2,500 – to assist 300 vulnerable members of the community with emergency food, non-food, agriculture inputs and psycho-social and community rebuilding in the wake of Tropical Storm Chalene (Dec. 2020). Funding source: Disaster International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola – $5,000 – for psycho-social support to elderly and disabled in the COVID-19 pandemic, including food, masks and soap. Funding source: COVID-19 International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Ons Plek in South Africa – $5,000 – for support to street and non-street students locked down during COVID-19 and for educating families and students on preventative measures. Funding source: COVID-19 International Emergency (Global Ministries)

Council of Churches in Sierra Leone – $5,000 – for support disabled and elderly with food and medical vouchers, and the larger community with COVID-19 risk reduction activities. Funding source: COVID-19 International Emergency (Global Ministries)