UUA Disaster Relief Fund
Being described as “a serious, critical, catastrophic event,” the wild fires in Northern California continue to burn. The death toll is at 31 and climbing as hundreds are still missing, including members from our congregations in the area. Over 3,500 buildings have been lost. At least eleven of the homes destroyed belonged to members of our congregations, including members who relocated to the area after losing everything in Hurricane Katrina. The loss of cherished animal companions has also been reported.
Between the recent hurricanes and these fires, this is when we remember that we belong to one another and that together we can do what we cannot do alone. We know that long after the initial clean-up, real recovery can take months or years. Funds from the UUA Disaster Relief Fund will be made available to our affected congregations. Your donations will allow the UUA to respond flexibly to this tragedy and to new situations as they arise.