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Temporary shelter in Democratic Republic of the Congo
A temporary shelter protects children after Mount Nyiragongo, an active volcano, erupted in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Credit: Église du Christ au Congo

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 the United Church can help support their efforts. Time and time again, the people of the United Church give generously to support those affected by emergencies.

With alarming frequency and increasing duration, people around the world are facing a variety of disasters. From climate change and climate-related emergencies to health crises, from violent conflicts that forcibly displace thousands to food insecurity and loss of livelihood, catastrophes affect millions every day. The United Church is part of a worldwide network that can make a difference in the lives of those most at risk.

Please make a donation today to support our worldwide network of Mission & Service partners and their critical and lifesaving work. Global partners are among the first to respond in the hardest-hit communities, supporting them through crisis response and rebuilding. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of those most at risk by providing food, essential items such as those needed to protect against COVID-19, safe drinking water, and shelter. Further, your gift will help partners restore livelihoods and offer comfort when emergencies occur.

Current Emergencies

  • Ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories
  • COVID-19 global pandemic 
  • Volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Rebuilding from Hurricane Eta: Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Caribbean

Please include in your prayers those affected by emergencies worldwide.

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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 or money order 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 "Global Emergency Response" on the face of your cheque.