Domestic Disaster Response & Preparedness
Photo: Craig Thompson, Disciple Design
Hurricanes Sally & Zeta (2020) - Alabama
West Coast Fires (2020) - California & Oregon
Hurricanes Laura & Delta (2020) - Louisiana *
Tornadoes (2019) - Ohio
Hurricane Florence (2018) - North Carolina*
Carr Fire and Camp Fire (2018) - California
Hurricanes Irma & Maria (2017) - Puerto Rico
Hurricane Irma (2017) - Florida
Hurricane Harvey (2017) - Texas
Week of Compassion is in conversation with local churches and partners in areas where disasters are ongoing or have recently occurred. As needs are emerging, we are assessing potential for response.
Hurricane Ian (2022) - Florida
Hurricane Fiona (2022) - Puerto Rico
* bilingual volunteers needed for remote assistance *
Water Crisis (2022) - Jackson, Mississippi
Flooding (2022) - Missouri
Flooding (2022) - Kentucky
Tornado Outbreak (Dec 2021) * - Kentucky
Hurricane Ida (2021) - Louisiana, Gulf Coast, East Coast
2022 - eastern Kentucky
A week of extreme rains in Eastern Kentucky led to catastrophic flooding across 20 counties, destroying roads, bridges, buildings, and homes. Tens of thousands of Kentuckians have registered for federal assistance. While we do not have active congregations in the most affected areas, Disciples are responding through partners and planning for long-term re.
- Federal disaster declaration- DR-4663-KY
Read more about how Disciples are involved AND how you can help!
HOW DISCIPLES ARE INVOLVED
Local Contacts: Christian Church in Kentucky, Kentucky VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)
Early Response: Week of Compassion provided assistance through the Regional office and Disciples Appalachian Scholarship Ministry. Week of Compassion staff also worked to connect partners with resources and assistance information.
Ongoing Engagement: We are in conversation with ecumenical partners about long-term needs. Week of Compassion continues to build partnerships and assess opportunities to support long-term recovery.
HOW TO HELP
Volunteer: To indicate interest in volunteering, fill out the volunteer interest form.
Give to Week of Compassion: Designate US Storms
Pray: Continue to pray for those affected by the floods and for our Week of Compassion partners.
Advocate: The flooding affected many areas plagued by poverty and the environmental impacts of coal mining. Advocate for adequate resources to assist poor communities and households recover and for recovery plans that help restore the land.