Disaster Assistance

The genesis of Valley Churches United 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
  • Sandbags
  • Food Certificates
  • Pet Food
  • Propane
  • Household and personal Items
  • Blankets/Sleeping Bags
  • Camping Equipment

Whenever a big storm is forecast, we provide sand and sand bags–just in case.


We’ve Had Our Share of Disasters

Besides the 1982 floods, Valley Churches United provided aid in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake which caused devastating property loss throughout our area. Valley Churches opened a disaster center that channeled over $500,000 in items and cash donations to local earthquake victims.

In 1998, El Nino storms struck once again, and once again Valley Churches became a disaster center for storm victims. Despite our own facility being flooded (with a loss of over $60,000 in food and supplies), Valley Churches carried on, providing direct aid to residents affected by flood and mudslides.