United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

7 Nov 2013 Super Typhoon Bears Down on Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan is expected to hit the Philippines with force tomorrow, Friday. UMCOR is already making preparations to respond through our local office there.
7 Nov 2013 A Sister's Gift
After losing her brother to HIV and AIDS, Cheryl Edwards embarks on a journey to help women affected by this disease.
5 Nov 2013 UMC Sees High Interest in Disaster Prep
There is growing interest in disaster preparedness and training among UMC churches nationwide.
1 Nov 2013 Sing-Out Features Malaria Keynote
Vicksburg UMC in Michigan leverages annual gospel Sing-Out to raise funds for UMCOR.
31 Oct 2013 Resettling Refugees: Sharing New Life
Refugees build real and lasting relationships as they settle into new life in the US.
30 Oct 2013 World AIDS Day: In Zimbabwe: A Time to Grieve
Children finally have a place and time to grieve their parents and guardians lost to AIDS and other illnesses.
29 Oct 2013 Anatomy of a United Methodist Disaster Response
Read about Hurricane Sandy and the process of recovery on the anniversary of the super storm.
29 Oct 2013 Displaced in DRC: Getting Help with Health
UMCOR provides medical support for internally displaced people in Majengo, DRC, who lack basic healthcare services.
24 Oct 2013 Just Save One
Through the Just Save One initiative, everyone can afford to make a difference in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
23 Oct 2013 After One Year, Sandy Damage Lingers
Hurricane Sandy survivors are now just beginning recovery, one year after disaster.
22 Oct 2013 Church Moves to Intensify Ministries with the Poor
Denomination looks to expand ministries with the poor in the US.
22 Oct 2013 UM Global AIDS Fund Aims at Saving Newborns from HIV
The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Committee announced they will initiate a one-year focus on preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to babies as part of their new “Just Save One” campaig ...
21 Oct 2013 We Make a Difference
UMCOR-trained ERT responds to a family’s disaster in Texas.
18 Oct 2013 Learning to Sing the Lord’s Song
A reflection on the migration and immigration of peoples across the world.
18 Oct 2013 Disaster Preparedness Saved Lives in India
Early evacuations and disaster preparedness spares thousands of lives from Cyclone Phailin devastation.
18 Oct 2013 In Haiti: Washing Hands for Good Health
Children in Haiti learn the benefits of practicing good hygiene while celebrating Global Handwashing Day.
17 Oct 2013 Syria’s Refugee Children Find Friendly Space
UMCOR is supporting work in Turkey to address the psychological, health, and education needs of 400 Syrian refugee children.
16 Oct 2013 UMC #GivingTuesday Promises to Multiply Impact
United Methodists are invited to give on GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, where gifts made online to any project through the Advance will be matched.
15 Oct 2013 UMCOR Disburses Japan Emergency Funds
UMCOR directors approve several grants for work in Japan, Cuba, Haiti, and Zimbabwe.
15 Oct 2013 New Grants for US Disaster Response
UMCOR board of directors approve nearly $700,000 in new grants to sustain long-term recovery efforts across the US.
11 Oct 2013 Partnering for Development in Armenia
The work of UMCOR Armenia is a testament of successful, effective, and equal partnerships.
10 Oct 2013 Armenia: Food Security Offers Hope for the Future
A sustainable farming model helps vulnerable populations in Armenia become food secure.
9 Oct 2013 Health Care Challenge
UMCOR and Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare host US Health Forum.
8 Oct 2013 Creative Donations Capture a Memory
Sometimes the best donations are the ones that preserve a precious memory.
4 Oct 2013 Hope-Filled Development in Egypt
CEOSS, an UMCOR and Global Ministries’ partner, works to address the many critical issues and needs of the most vulnerable people in Egypt.