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Eight UU families lose homes to fires in Ashland, Oregon

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Eight UU families lose homes to fires in Ashland, Oregon

UUA Disaster Relief Fund is already providing aid.

Elaine McArdle | 9/21/2020

How to survive the apocalypse

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How to survive the apocalypse

Under the weight of destruction, / we will need the strong shelter / of forgiveness and the deeper wells / that give the sweet water of welcome

Sean Parker Dennison | 6/1/2020

UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic

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UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic

Kansas and Arizona churches serve as emergency shelters; California and New York churches provide groceries to people in need.

Heather Beasley Doyle | 5/22/2020

UUA: Congregational ministries are essential, but should remain virtual only

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UUA: Congregational ministries are essential, but should remain virtual only

Unitarian Universalist Association urges its congregations to plan on virtual-only gatherings for next twelve months as COVID-19 continues to endanger lives.

Christopher L. Walton | 5/14/2020

Pandemic response resources help congregations adapt

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Pandemic response resources help congregations adapt

UUA staff curate a library of resources to help congregations adapt to COVID-19; Pandemic Response Fund provides grants to local groups and religious professionals in need.

Christopher L. Walton | 4/13/2020

Baton Rouge church quickly opens childcare center for healthcare workers

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Baton Rouge church quickly opens childcare center for healthcare workers

In one weekend, the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, closed its building, shifted to online worship, and welcomed a childcare program for healthcare workers.

Elaine McArdle | 3/25/2020

Amid fires’ devastation, ‘we are not in recovery mode at all’

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Amid fires’ devastation, ‘we are not in recovery mode at all’

California wildfires displace thousands, including Unitarian Universalists; UUA Disaster Relief Fund has already responded.

Michael Hart | 11/19/2018

Hurricane damages three buildings of fellowship in Panama City, Florida

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Hurricane damages three buildings of fellowship in Panama City, Florida

Unitarian Universalists lose homes in Hurricane Michael; Panama City fellowship’s least-damaged building is used as relief staging area.

Elaine McArdle | 10/23/2018

Hurricane Florence hits at least three UU congregations on Carolina coast

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Hurricane Florence hits at least three UU congregations on Carolina coast

Extent of damage not known; UUs encouraged to donate to disaster relief fund

Elaine McArdle | 9/14/2018

News brief: Powerful storm will close UUA headquarters on March 2

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News brief: Powerful storm will close UUA headquarters on March 2

A powerful nor’easter predicted to coincide with the full moon and high tide is expected to cause flooding in Boston. UUA staff will work remotely.

Christopher L. Walton | 3/1/2018

Houston UUs continue Harvey flood recovery

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Houston UUs continue Harvey flood recovery

Harvey flood waters inundated the homes of one in five families at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.

Kenny Wiley | 3/1/2018 | Spring 2018

As fires spread in California, church doors opened

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As fires spread in California, church doors opened

Unitarian Universalist Disaster Relief Fund, already making grants to hurricane victims, also helps congregations in towns ravaged by California wildfires.

Tina Porter | 12/13/2017 | Spring 2018

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