Monthly Mission Focus

March Mission Focus

One Great Hour of Sharing

our donations help with many world-wide concerns like the following

$25K goes to work with Spanish speakers in Flint water crisis

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries has approved a $25,000 grant to support the work of the Genesee County Hispanic Latino Collaborative (GCHLC) in Flint, Mich., to serve Spanish-speaking households affected by the water crisis. Woodside Church UCC in Flint is providing the collaborative with space long term as it responds to the needs of an under-served and overlooked population.

Hurricane Matthew recovery begins in Haiti, Cuba, U.S.

As Hurricane Matthew scraped its destruction across western Haiti in October, it destroyed the fall 2016 harvest. In response, UCC Disaster Ministries is helping fund seed distribution so that farmers will not lose the next planting season

UCC helps immigrant women affected by Fukushima disaster

UCC Disaster Ministries has just transmitted $16,178 to Global Ministries partners in Japan who are reaching out to an underserved group of survivors of the triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in March 2011: immigrant women. Some 1,100 Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Thai immigrant women in Fukushima and Shirakawa, Japan, continue to struggle for information and support following the disaster.

Disaster Ministries’ support continues for Haiti’s Hurricane recovery

Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 was the worst storm to strike Haiti since 1964. It killed up to 1,000, displaced more than 140,000 and left 1.4 million in need of humanitarian assistance.  It wiped out crops and destroyed or damaged homes and schools. UCC Disaster Ministries is funding recovery work that includes seed distribution, repair and reconstruction of homes and schools, and distribution of water purification tablets to help stem the spread of cholera

Celebrating $274,002 in volunteer flood recovery labor in SC

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and its partners in the ecumenical Disaster Recovery Support Initiative mobilized $274,002 worth of volunteer labor in 2016 to help South Carolina homeowners recover following the severe floods of October 2015

AprilUCC Homes

MayLancaster Theological Seminary

JuneStrengthen the Church

JulyOur Churches Wider Misson/Penn Central Conference

AugustChristian Churches United

SeptemberVeterans of the Cross

OctoberNeighbors in Need/CROP/CWS

NovemberBaskets of Thanks

DecemberChristmas Joy Gift Tree/Bethany Home

 

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