Disaster Relief

Saugatuck supports Church World Service by participating in “One Great Hour of Sharing®,” the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and  development actions around the world.

Church World Service (CWS) was born in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency, “to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.” The mission is to “Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless.”

One of the ways CWS cares for disaster victims is by collecting Emergency Cleanup Buckets that they store, and distribute them when needed. The buckets contain supplies such as rubber gloves, sponges, dust masks, and detergent. Our Christian Education and Mission Boards have teamed up to engage the entire congregation in creating clean-up buckets to send to CWS.