Support the Emergency Response Fund

Donations to the Emergency Response Fund helps the United Church respond quickly in times of humanitarian crisis.

As a community of faith, the United Church adds its support to a network of global faith-based organizations working together to respond in times of humanitarian crisis. Together we support communities across the world—helping to rebuild homes and lives, as well as restore livelihoods. Now more than ever, we are called to persevere in a compassionate response that helps manage not only the immediate impact of crisis, but also addresses the underlying causes of disaster. This helps build resilient communities that are better equipped to cope with crisis.

The causes of humanitarian crises are complex, often interacting in ways that exacerbate the impact on people and communities. The results are the same—death, destruction of shelter and livelihood, wide-scale displacement of people, hunger, and a lack of access to clean water. Your gifts to our Emergency Response Fund will help Mission & Service partners provide quick, lifesaving support in times of humanitarian crisis.

Stories from the Emergency Response File

Learn more about how the generous and compassionate response of United Church people is supporting emergency relief and long-term reconstruction in communities across the world.

Last updated: 
December 5, 2019

As the United States sends asylum seekers back to danger, the world is watching.

Published on: 
October 31, 2019
Last updated: 
December 5, 2019
Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category 5 hurricane, caused devastation in the Bahamas in early September 2019. United Church people have given over $147,000 for church partners working on the ground in affected regions.
Published on: 
June 20, 2019
Last updated: 
December 5, 2019
United Church partners offer relief for the over three million people affected by the cyclone's devastation.
Published on: 
March 12, 2019
Last updated: 
December 5, 2019
United Church people have given $86,000 towards humanitarian relief in Cox’s Bazar and Kutupalong, the largest refugee camp in the world.