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Man walking in floodwaters in Nicaragua
The Moravian Church in Nicaragua is requesting funds to provide emergency food packages, clean drinking water, and medical assistance for people affected by Hurricanes Eta and Iota that hit the country less than two weeks apart.
Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Herrera

We are currently focusing on the 2020-2021 hurricane and typhoon season as we receive requests from global partners for funds to meet immediate basic needs for the thousands of people effected by these mammoth storms.

When emergencies strike, people need help right away. First with the basics―shelter, food, clothing―and then with rebuilding. United Church partners and ecumenical relationships in over 120 countries are on the ground and able to assess what’s needed. Partners respond to those in need, and they need our help to assist their efforts. Time and time again, the people of the United Church give generously to support those affected by disasters.

We know with tragic certainty that lives and livelihoods will be swept away this year during the fall and winter hurricane and typhoon season. The frequency, duration, and intensity of natural disasters are increasing at an alarming rate due to climate change. The worldwide network we as the United Church are part of will once again make a difference for the most vulnerable people in the world. Global partners are among the first to respond to the hardest-hit communities, supporting them through crisis response and rebuilding.

Please make a donation today to the United Church’s Emergency Response to support our Mission & Service partners’ critical and lifesaving work with providing food, essential items including those needed to protect against COVID-19, safe drinking water, and shelter, and with restoring livelihoods and more when disasters strike.

Current Emergencies

  • Hurricane Iota: Central America
  • Typhoon Vamco: Philippines and Southeast Asia
  • Hurricane Eta: Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, and Cuba
  • Typhoon Goni and other tropical storms in Philippines and Southeast Asia

Please include the people who are affected by the storms and recovering from disasters in your prayers.

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Online via our secure donation page.

Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response" on the face of your cheque.