United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

13 Jan 2015 A Mustard Seed Multiplied
From humble beginnings, UMCOR’s work has deepened and grown.
9 Jan 2015 In Solidarity with Nigeria
Global Ministries stands in solidarity with those affected by the recent atrocities in Nigeria and requests your prayer support.
8 Jan 2015 UMCOR Is Still There After the Headlines Fade
‘Yesterday’s news’ remains today’s concern after summer flooding in southeastern Michigan.
Health worker Kadie E. Koroma (right), part of a team with The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign, processes a voucher that will provide mosquito nets for the family of Gbassay Foday (seated at left) for use in her home in Baoma village, near Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo: Mike DuBose/UMNS.
8 Jan 2015 UMCOR: 75 Years of Accompanying and Learning
UMCOR reaches 75 years of alleviating human suffering and reaffirms its ministry to work alongside the most vulnerable populations.
UMCOR’s awareness campaign on human trafficking give young people the tools they need to see through the enticement of work abroad and impede their becoming subject to trafficking, forced labor and exploitation. Photo: UMCOR Armenia
8 Jan 2015 Human Trafficking: Know Your Rights
Raising awareness about human trafficking in Armenia.
6 Jan 2015 Recovery to Preparedness in North Alabama
With support from UMCOR, the North Alabama Conference takes recovery a step further.
5 Jan 2015 UMCOR Donates $50,000 for Food Assistance in Syria
UMCOR supported the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) through a grant to American Friends of UNRWA in July.
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18 Dec 2014 Boots on the Ground: Haiti and UM Volunteers in Mission
A look at how the UMVIM program has been indispensable in helping to rebuild Haiti over the last 5 years since the 2010 earthquake.
18 Dec 2014 Ten Years Later, Pointing to a Good Tsunami Recovery
After a generous outpouring, United Methodists invested millions to work with communities displaced by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Members of the UMCOR-supported Thensiddu Village Livelihood Group meet in Thalawai village in Chenkalady region of Batticaloa District in Eastern Province, Sri Lanka. Photo: Nile Sprague
18 Dec 2014 Sri Lanka: A Decade of UMCOR Service
Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, UMCOR closes its Sri Lanka operations, but its approach to economic and social development lives on.
17 Dec 2014 UMCOR Working to Help Rebuild Winston County, Mississippi
UMCOR has been working with Winston Strong to rebuild a Mississippi community following the April 2014 tornado.
16 Dec 2014 Call for Prayer for the People of Peshawar, Pakistan
Global Ministries head, Thomas Kemper, invites prayers for all affected by a December 16 school bombing.
OCU students Philip Younts and Rachel Honaker help coordinate the Alternative Gift Marketplace.  Photo: Rodney Newman.
16 Dec 2014 Christmas Gifts with Meaning
Oklahoma City University students offer campus an opportunity for gift-giving with impact.
UMCOR shipped out nearly 400,000 relief kits to locations around the world in 2014.
11 Dec 2014 Health and School Kits Critically Low
Please help replenish UMCOR’s shelves.
10 Dec 2014 Hope Fulfilled
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has cut short food supplies. An UMCOR grant helped Mother Mardee Kpoo feed her family.
Thousands of refugees stream across the Tigris River from Syria into Iraq. Photo: Galiya Gubaeva/UNHCR
10 Dec 2014 ‘Anonymous Holy Families’ of Syria
Half of Syria’s population has fled their homes over the course of three years of violent upheaval.
5 Dec 2014 Signs of Hope, Faith and Courage in the Midst of Ebola
Mary Zigbou, United Methodist missionary, shares an update about the Ebola crisis in Liberia.
4 Dec 2014 UMCOR Help Just in the Nick of Time
In the Rocky Mountain Conference, long-term recovery continues, following fierce flooding in Colorado in September 2013.
4 Dec 2014 Serving in Liberia
Priscilla Legay-Jaiah, UM missionary with Global Ministries, shares her gratitude for Ebola response supporters and shares an update.
Poised to break ground, from left to right: Bennie Druilhet, local businessman and former Sager Brown student; Jonathan Heltz, architect; Kathy Kraiza, executive director UMCOR Material Resources ministry; Rev. John Cannon, district superintendent of Acadiana District; Louisiana Conference Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey; UMCOR Deputy General Secretary Rev. J. Denise Honeycutt. PHOTO CREDIT: Linda Unger
4 Dec 2014 Legacy of ‘Sacrificial Love’ Continues
UMCOR breaks ground on new dorm named for Global Ministries executives who died in Haiti earthquake.
Rev. J. Denise Honeycutt (upper right) greets United Methodist conference (regional) coordinators of Disaster Response and Volunteers in Mission at the 2014 Disaster Academy at UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana. PHOTO CREDIT: Linda Unger
4 Dec 2014 Re-Visioning Disaster Response
Conference disaster response and UMVIM coordinators meet for annual Disaster Academy at UMCOR Sager Brown.
3 Dec 2014 UMC #GivingTuesday Shows the Strength of a Denomination United
United Methodists respond with extravagant generosity to UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
Local artisans from a Tennessee church reached across the world.
25 Nov 2014 Local Artisans Reach Far at Algood UMC
Local artisans from a Tennessee church reached across the world.
One of the little beneficiaries of UMCOR’s layette kits at Pshatavan Primary Health Care Center in Armenia.
20 Nov 2014 Offering Help and Hope for 20 Years
Celebrating UMCOR Armenia’s 20 years of relief, help and hope.

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