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
In mid-February 2021, a significant winter storm brought historic low temperatures to much of the U.S. and Canada. Impacts were especially consequential in Texas, where counties across the state experienced prolonged power outages, water system failures, and damage due to frozen pipes. Dozens of Disciples congregations sustained damage to their church buildings or at their members' homes.
- FEMA Disaster Declarations: DR4586-TX, DR4587-OK, DR4590-LA
Read more about Disciples involvement.
HOW DISCIPLES ARE INVOLVED
Local Contacts: Disciples Regions and local congregations, ecumenical partners, TX Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Early Response: Disciples congregations in multiple regions provided relief to their communities through the storm by providing warming shelters, food assistance, and essential supplies. Week of Compassion is supporting these efforts and providing assistance to churches and church members who sustained damage to their buildings and homes.
Ongoing Engagement: As needed.