UCC Disaster Ministries

Disaster Ministries Update from Puerto Rico

Disaster Ministries Update from Puerto Rico

Report from Phil Shea, SWC Disaster Coordinator, 11 April 2019

It was my privilege last week to represent the SWC in Puerto Rico at the annual meeting of Conference Disaster Coordinators and the UCC Disaster Ministries staff. Meeting in Puerto Rico was an opportunity to experience the beauty of the country and its people while also learning about the work the UCC and its local partners are doing to rebuild a country ravaged by back to back hurricanes. The UCC continues to send money and work teams to this country. $1.5 already invested and another $1 million anticipated over the next 1-2 years.

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Disaster Alert: HURRICANE FLORENCE

Disaster Alert: HURRICANE FLORENCE

On behalf of the Southwest Conference UCC Disaster Ministries I extend our prayers and concerns to our congregations and their communities who are in the path of Hurricane Florence. The hurricane is expected to make landfall during the next couple days along the North Carolina coast. Due to the size of the storm, its anticipated path and its expected “stalling” along the coast, several states will be severely impacted. If you have family and friends in any of these locations, I would strongly encourage that they heed the local and regional warnings being issued by emergency management officials.

You and your congregation may want to extend your compassion and assistance to the areas affected.

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