Disaster Response

As Bruce and Laurie Hawley retire, hybrid disaster response sites build on their work.

Over the past several weeks, the RCA has supported mission partners and co-workers as they work with refugees across Europe and the Middle East. Carolyn Otterness, who serves with her husband in partnership with the Reformed Church in Hungary, has seen the fruit of this support.

A fire in Manhattan sparked the hospitality of Middle Collegiate Church. The church got creative and took immediate action in response to the disaster.

Update: The RCA's disaster response partner has teams on the ground in Nepal, distributing emergency supplies. Get the details and find out how you can help.

It was the seventh-costliest weather event in United States’ history, with damage estimates exceeding $15 billion and at least 56 deaths. 2011’s Hurricane Irene began as a well-defined tropical wave off western Africa’s coast and grew as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean, smacking into Puerto Rico before veering north.