Hurricane Irma Devastates Caribbean, U.S.
Hurricane Irma, which killed 37 people in the Caribbean and at least 22 people across three states, has left millions without power and inflicted catastrophic damage. Please keep everyone affected in your prayers. UCC Disaster Ministries is requesting donations for relief efforts both in the U.S. and internationally. Gifts may also be given through your local congregation, which will be forwarded to the Hawai'i Conference for Wider Church Ministries. (Churches should acknowledge individuals and send one check for the total, payable to Hawai'i Conference UCC and marked “Hurricane Irma.”) You can also support ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief, and gifts to the Emergency USA Fund will help a response to wildfires in Montana, Oregon and California. One hundred percent of funds designated for disaster relief to the United Church of Christ are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming.