Helping After Natural Disasters

Our prayers are with the victims and survivors of natural disasters, such as the recent earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 5000 people.  The best way to help is to pray, and to send monetary donations to trusted relief agencies.  The United Church of Christ already has partners in Nepal who know the best ways to help.  You can support their efforts by donating to the International Emergency Relief Fund of the United Church of Christ.  Here is a link to their website where you can find more information and instructions.

100% of funds designated for disaster relief to UCC Disaster Ministries are used for disaster relief and rehabilitation programing.

Here is information for those who would like to help with recovery from the recent tornadoes in Illinois:

An Official Go Fund Me account has been established at Alpine Bank in Kirkland for anyone looking to make monetary donations. Please click the link above to donate to the Relief Fund. Alpine Bank has graciously offered to absorb all the administrative costs associated with the fund so that all the monies collected will be distributed to the families. Alpine Bank also has accounts set up for the Kirkland Community Fire Department and for the Kirkland Lions Club for those who wish to mail in or drop off any monetary donations. Please make your checks payable to Fairdale Relief Fund and mail them to:

Alpine Bank
Fairdale Relief Fund
PO Box 280
Kirkland, IL 60146​​​​​

Ogle County

Monetary donations may be made through the Rochelle Area Community Foundation at or via postal mail at P.O. Box 74, Rochelle, IL 61068.