NIC Disaster Response Chair:

Rev. Christina Vosteen

District Coordinators:







Tornado Disaster Response

At least two tornadoes tore through parts of Northern Illinois on Thursday, April 9 according to the National Weather Service killing two people and destroying homes and businesses in its path. The hardest hit communities were in Ogle and DeKalb counties including the small town of Fairdale which was mostly demolished by the massive tornado….


NIC Responds after Deadly Tornadoes

12/20/13 By Anne Marie Gerhardt The storms and deadly tornadoes hit too close to home on Nov. 17, 2013. Thankfully, no churches or communities in the Northern Illinois Conference were in the direct path of the twisters. While some areas such as Wilmington, Frankfort Manhattan and Peotone experienced downed trees, power outages and some roofs…

NIC Responds to Philippines Disaster Relief

  By Anne Marie Gerhardt Bishop Ciriaco Fransisco of the Davao Episcopal Area in the Philippines appreciated the outpouring of support and generosity he received during his visit to the Chicago area shortly after the devastating typhoon left his episcopal area in ruins. Along with his wife Restetita, he visited First UMC at the Chicago…

Marseilles needs volunteers for flood relief

Nearly three months after the Illinois river breached the levee and gushed into the streets of Marseilles, Ill causing widespread flooding and damage, residents are still trying to piece back their lives. The raging water flooded 200 homes in this small town 75 miles southwest of Chicago on April 18. Many of these houses still…

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