Environmental disasters have seem to hit this year more than ever. Each of our denominations is helping those who are recovering from disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and typhoons. Through UCP, you can donate to disaster relief online (select "Disaster Relief" in the "Give to" menu). The collection is donated through our denominations relief agencies: UMCOR (Methodist), Week of Compassion (Disciples), Disaster Ministries (United Church of Christ) and the Presbyterian Disaster Relief (Presbyterian).
Hurricane Laura Relief: We pray for all those affected by Hurricane Laura, which caused extensive damage to communities in Louisiana, Texas and other areas. We will be sending donations for Hurricane Laura response efforts to each of our four denominations relief agencies. If you wish to contribute, you can do so online (select "Hurricane Relief" in the "Give-to" drop down menu or by check with "Hurricane Relief" in the memo link, or mail your check to 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190.
UMCOR Hygiene Kits
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) works to provides disaster relief and sustainable development in 80 plus countries. Annually, United Christian Parish makes hygiene kits to provide to UMCOR. Kits provide basic necessities to people forced to leave their homes because of conflict or natural disaster.
Rise Against Hunger
Join the movement to end global hunger by packing meals to be distributed across the world. To date, UCP has packaged over 183,000 meals that have gone to countries such as the Dominican Republic and Turkey.
House of Hope (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
House of Hope offers a safe space and educational program for at-risk children in the area. It also assists young moms, single girls and elderly women who have been abandoned. They are provided with a place to learn social skills, practice conflict resolution and work on professional and leadership development. While students are in the program, they also receive access to a school nurse, one hot meal per day, positive social interaction, and opportunities for artistic expression and learning to help them in their physical and mental development. UCP supports House of House financially. This year House of Hope seeks to build a technology lab.
Other Global Organizations
We also support: