Volunteering in disaster-affected communities is a powerful way to help our neighbors recover and bring hope in the midst of struggle. We have seen Disciples make the greatest impact by volunteering where recovery efforts are ongoing, once the community has had a chance to identify their unmet needs and get organized. While there is often an abundance of donations and volunteers in the first days and weeks following a disaster, there is great need of willing hands for months and years as communities rebuild. Week of Compassion works to support local congregations to provide relief in the early days and to coordinate resources and volunteers from across the church for long-term recovery.
We continue working with partners to mitigate risks of COVID-19 for our volunteers and the communities we serve. Week of Compassion strongly encourages in-person volunteers to be vaccinated and to have a negative COVID test before serving.
To request additional information about volunteering, submit a volunteer interest form.
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Money is the best donation you can make following a disaster. The very thing that may make cash unsatisfying for the donor - that it's not specific - is what makes it most useful for the affected communities! The vast majority of donations (up to two-thirds, according to some experts) come in during the first two months following a disaster, but needs continue for years as communities rebuild. Monetary donations can be put to use in the first few days of a disaster response, or they can be held to meet longer-term needs.