In quake-prone Haiti, students are safe in three restored schools
Restoration of three schools in a disaster-prone area of Haiti means earthquake- and storm-resistant classrooms, safe sanitation facilities, plus dignity and pride for the nearly 600 students they serve. With funding and other support from UCC Disaster Ministries, public schools in Mentor, Dessources and Pavillon have reopened. All suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
"There is something I want to be" - 18-year-old Haitian student's story
For Evelore Jean Baptiste, 18, of Dessources, Haiti, school is at the center of her life and the foundation for a future career in nursing. But her school got badly damaged in Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and was not in good shape to host children. Read her testimony of what the restoration of her school by UCC Disaster Ministries, Church World Service-Haiti and local partners means to her.
Indonesia - UCC Response - Earthquake and Tsunamis
Hundreds in coastal towns of Sumatra and Java were killed by a tsunami the weekend before Christmas. It was just September when a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed thousands in Central Sulawesi. Please join us in remembering these brothers and sisters in prayer. UCC Disaster Ministries contributed an initial $23,000 for emergency needs following the September disaster and awaits word from partners as the current disaster unfolds.
UCC extends matching grants for CWS buckets to June 2019
UCC Disaster Ministries is extending the deadline for congregations assembling CWS Emergency Cleanup Buckets to apply for Matching Grants up to $250 each. Churches now have until June 30, 2019, to stretch their own cash and in-kind contributions to stocking up these supplies so in demand following hurricanes, flooding and other disasters.
Your donations to UCC Disaster Ministries at work
Where do your donations to UCC Disaster Ministries go? Funds totaling nearly $443,000 were released in September, October and November and have been put to work!