Aug 28, 2017
Hurricane Harvey is the first Category 4 Hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2004. According to forecasters, the worst of Harvey’s destruction is yet to come from flooding as it stalls over Texas, dropping upwards of 40 inches of rain. Harvey’s full impact is yet to be determined, but history tells us that the need will extend beyond the capacity of local, state, and federal government. There will most definitely be a need for helping families recover after initial emergency response efforts have ceased. This is one of the main reasons the United Church of Christ continues to focus our efforts on recovery. We recognize walking with families and communities is what we are called to do.
The UCC Disaster Ministries is already gearing up for long-term recovery work in the area and your contributions for Harvey survivors means providing community support for holistic recovery, repairing homes for families, and restoring dignity for the most vulnerable who have lost everything in the wake of this catastrophic event. 100% of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programing.
Financial gifts may be made at your local UCC congregation marked for “Hurricane Harvey” with the request they be sent through the Conference Office or to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be sent directly to UCC Wider Church Ministries, Financial Services-6th Floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. Or you can donate directly through the UCC website.
Should you have questions about giving or the recovery efforts, please contact Christina Schoenwetter, Wisconsin Conference Disaster Ministries Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the new Harvey link on the UCC website: http://www.ucc.org/disaster_hurricane_harvey