Disaster Response and Resources

Global climate change is causing an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disasters such as the recent hurricanes, wildfires, flooding and Nor’easters. Additionally, as American infrastructure ages without replacement, we are likely to see preventable disasters (such as the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI) that negatively impact people’s livelihood and quality of life.

The most vulnerable populations recover last in a disaster. Disaster relief grants to UU congregations and organizations not only help Unitarian Universalists, they can also support on-the-ground relief efforts through partnerships that meet the needs of under-served communities.

The UUA is ready to aid congregations and help communities recover in the aftermath of disasters, but your support is needed to ensure this important ministry is robust and ready. Please consider making a contribution today.

Donate to the UUA Disaster Relief Fund here. Learn more about the UUA Disaster Relief Fund here.

Talking with Children about Hate, Violence, and Trauma 

You want to help your children emotionally and spiritually process what is happening in and outside our communities. For UUs, action is a valid response; it is important to ground that action in compassion and make it part of your own healing. Please use these resources to help yourself, your family, and others.

Hurricane Relief for Animals

The Humane Society has a Disaster Relief Fund to help animals impacted by the hurricanes.  Please consider donating on line to help these suffering creatures.

Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice

The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is organizing volunteers to help with disaster relief efforts associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out their online form and someone will be in touch with you. (In the coming months, UUCSJ will be putting together volunteer trips to the affected areas in coordination with on-the-ground partners.)