Domestic Disaster Response & Preparedness
Photo: Craig Thompson, Disciple Design
Earthquakes (2022) - California
Wildfires (2022) - New Mexico and California
Hurricane Ian (2022) - Florida
Hurricane Fiona (2022) - Puerto Rico*
Flooding (2022) - Missouri
Flooding (2022) - Kentucky*
Tornado Outbreak (2021) - Kentucky*
Hurricane Ida (2021) - Louisiana, Gulf Coast, East Coast
West Coast Fires (2020) - California & Oregon
Hurricanes Laura & Delta (2020) - Louisiana
Hurricane Florence (2018) - North Carolina*
Hurricanes Irma & Maria (2017) - Puerto Rico*
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.
Wildfires - Hawai'i
Tornadoes/Severe storms (2023) - AR, MO, MS, OK, TN
Tornado (2023) - Texas
Tornadoes (2023) - MS, AL, and GA
Severe Storms/Flooding (2023) - California
2022 - Missouri
Historic flash flooding hit the Saint Louis Metro area in late July, when thunderstorms dropped historic amounts of rain. Some areas recorded more than 9 inches in just 15 hours. Several Disciples congregations are located in affected areas.
- Federal disaster declaration - DR-4665-MO
Read more to learn about our response and how you can help.
HOW DISCIPLES ARE INVOLVED
Local Contacts: Christian Church in MidAmerica, local congregations, Missouri VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster)
Early Response: Week of Compassion provided assistance to and through local Disciples congregations with information and solidarity grants.
Ongoing Engagement: We are in conversation with local Disciples and ecumenical partners about long-term needs and are strategizing for 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: Climate change will make extreme rainfall events more common; advocate for action to address the climate crisis.