The genesis of Valley Churches United Missions is in disaster assistance, and we still see this as a critical function of our organization. When floods, mud slides, earthquakes or fires occur, we generally respond with:
- Emergency Food
- Gas Certificates
- Food Certificates
- Pet Food
- Household and personal Items
- Blankets/Sleeping Bags
- Camping Equipment
- Flashlight Batteries
We’ve Had Our Share of Disasters
Besides the 1982 floods, Valley Churches United Missions provided aid in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which caused devastating property loss throughout our area. VCUM opened a disaster center that channeled over $500,000 in items and cash donations to 3042 earthquake victims.
In 1998, El Nino storms struck once again, and once again VCUM became a disaster center for storm victims. Despite our own facility being flooded (with a loss of over $60,000 in food and supplies), VCUM carried on, providing direct aid to residents affected by flood and mudslides.