Disaster Preparation & Response

Disaster Preparation & Response

CORONAVIRUS Resource Section 

Disasters occur everywhere. They might be natural, such as a flood or earthquake; or, human caused, like an oil spill or train derailment spilling toxic materials in a community. This section of the website has been developed by the Disaster Resource and Response Team to offer information on how you can help and ways you can prepare. 

We encourage our pastors and church leaders to bring this information into a larger conversation with the leadership and membership of their congregation. It may also be a helpful conversation with the ecumenical and interfaith community as well as your local community leaders.

How the Conference Responds     

The Disaster Resource and Response Team has developed a timeline for preparing and responding to disasters to explain what resources are available to churches and pastors as they move through response, rescue and recovery.
Read the Timeline here.

The team has also developed a 12-page guidebook, Preparing for Disasters in Local Churches. 

Meet the members of the team here.


BEFORE: Preparing For Disaster

Disaster preparation resources for pastors, individuals/families & churches

DURING: Surviving a  Disaster

The top six things to think about should disaster strike in your community

AFTER: Dealing with the Aftermath

Follow-up resources for pastors, individuals/families & churches

How You Can Help

Donate to Disaster Relief through the UCC here

Get all the latest information on disasters on the UCC Disaster Ministries Page

Assemble emergency kits to be distributed through Church World Service


Grant Opportunities

Homeland Security is offering a grant opportunity - click here for details

Photo credits:

Hurricane: Public domain photo by NASA
Emergency checklist:  Surrey News, flickr.com, CC license
Flooded cars: Wikimedia Commons, CC license
House after tornado: photo by Tiffany Vail

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