Natural and Human-Caused Disasters affect millions of people worldwide every year. Millions of others are forcibly displaced either within or beyond their national borders. UCC Disaster Ministries and UCC Refugee Ministries are well positioned to respond in most parts of the world through our longstanding partnerships and connections. Donations to the International Emergency Relief Fund enable the United Church of Christ to support refugee emergencies as well as disaster relief efforts, long-term rehabilitation, advocacy and sustainability efforts.
If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to International Emergency Relief Fund. Mail to: United Church of Christ c/o Financial Services office, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland OH 44115
Un-designated giving allows the United Church of Christ to respond where resources are needed most but if you prefer to designate your gift you may do so by noting the disaster or refugee emergency in the designated box on the on-line form or in the memo line of the check.
100% of funds to the United Church of Christ designated for disaster relief or refugee emergencies are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programming or for providing humanitarian assistance for refugee resettlement/ immigration emergencies.
*Funds raised, in response to a specific solicitation, that exceed the amount necessary to respond fully to the designated disaster or refugee emergency will be directed towards other international emergency-relief and disaster-preparedness efforts.
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Gifts of Stock
Make a gift of securities or mutual funds by contacting the Office of Philanthropy and Stewardship at: 800-846-6822.
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