November 12, 2017
Hurricane Maria caused an estimated $20 billion in damage. It wiped out 80 percent of crop values, a blow to Puerto Rico's economy that also left its 3.4 million U.S. citizen residents food insecure. Maria knocked out all electricity on the entire island, disrupted water supply, crippled communications systems, damaged roads and littered the island with debris.
"We stand ready to support our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and call on all our churches to continue to pray and give financially for what will be a long road ahead," said Zach Wolgemuth, UCC Disaster Ministries Executive.
The Disaster by the numbers:
Direct Support to Puerto Rico:
Walk with families in this holistic recovery effort through your generous contributions here.
If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to United Church of Christ, with "Hurricane Harvey" in the memo. Mail to: United Church of Christ c/o Financial Services, 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100.
100% of funds to the United Church of Christ designated for U.S. disaster relief are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming within the United States.
Click here to read how UCC congregations in California are responding to the devasting wildfires there.