Disaster Response

Trying to meet the immediate needs of the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey was a daunting task, but three RCA churches in the immediate vicinity were up for the challenge.

What can you do to lend a hand after natural disasters—and when?  Here’s an outline of what’s needed, and how you can be of service in the days, weeks, months, and years after disaster strikes.

RCA churches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are exploring possiblities for rebuilding that will help when the next hurricane hits.

As communities in southern Mexico continue to recover from the destruction caused by an earthquake in September, the RCA is responding with donations of goods, clean water, and spiritual support. 

Three years after a flood in Detroit, disaster response volunteers help a homeowner cope with black mold.

Altamont Reformed Church raises money to purchase blankets for refugees and disaster victims.

Just 11 days apart, Mexico was hit with two powerful earthquakes, which killed and trapped hundreds of people beneath the rubble of toppled buildings. 

Disaster response coordinator Scott Engelsman reports on his visit to Houston to assist with initial Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Jeff Neevel, pastor of St. Thomas Reformed Church, reports that winds were clocked at 185 miles per hour on the island. 

After Hurricane Irene decimated the area’s only playground, Schoharie Reformed built a new one.