Disaster Recovery sites in the United States are in need of volunteer work groups to repair homes. Please note that we have now added Bloomsburg, PA to the list. Please share this information throughout your Conference. Thank you for your assistance.
Florence Coppola, Executive, National Disaster Ministries
The United Church of Christ responds to disasters an average of once every 2.5 days. Initial support comes from the One Great Hour of Sharing offering and is followed by special gifts.
Mission Statement of the Illinois Conference Disaster Ministries
In the name of Jesus Christ, the Illinois Conference Disaster Response Ministry seeks to bring assistance and relief from suffering to all who experience loss in times of public disaster through the faithful use of material and spiritual resources of our local churches and the Conference Staff. In addition, through a network of trained response coordinators, enable the churches of the Conference to respond to needs created by disasters in the most efficient and helpful manner.
The Disaster Ministries of the Illinois Conference, United Church of Christ includes:
Assisting churches, and their members to prepare for disasters in their local communities through:
- disaster preparedness plans for local churches
- disaster readiness materials for church families
Responding to disasters through:
- coordination of mission trips in cooperation with churches and the United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and Volunteer Ministries cooperation with other church organizations such as Church World Service and secular organizations such as the Illinois Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
- assistance to local communities with the long-term recovery process through participation on Long-Term Recovery Committees and Organizations
The United Church of Christ responds to disasters an average of once every 2.5 days. Initial support comes from the One Great Hour of Sharingoffering and by special gifts.
Illinois Conference Disaster Ministries Team
Rev. Roger Dart, Conference Coordinator
Chicago Metropolitan Association Coordinators:
Rev. Roger Dart
Eastern Association Coordinator
Fox Valley Association Coordinator
Tom P. Foley