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
In May 2019 a series of tornadoes wrought damage across Missouri, including an EF3 tornado in Jefferson City, which caused severe damage at Community Christian Church, and an EF1 tornado in Eldon. Also among the many damaged buildings in Jefferson City were many rental and affordable housing properties.
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HOW DISCIPLES ARE INVOLVED
Local Contacts: Community Christian Church; First Christian Church, Jefferson City; First Christian Church, Eldon; Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America
Early Response: Week of Compassion provided solidarity grants to affected Disciples households, as well as to the affected churches. First Christian Church, Eldon and First Christian Church, Jefferson City helped provide relief to their neighbors, especially providing community meals and food pantry supplies.
Ongoing Engagement: We are continuing to work with local churches and the region to identify needs and ways to help the community going forward. In both Eldon and Jefferson City, Disciples are engaged with community Long-Term Recovery Groups as they coordinate for recovery ahead.