United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

30 Jul 2014 In Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Heads Ebola Task Force
Sirleaf, a United Methodist, called on Liberians to build awareness for prevention of the disease that has claimed 124 lives in her country.
30 Jul 2014 Help Support the Texas Border Crisis Response
Here’s what you can do to help United Methodist church efforts, from Laredo to Brownsville.
29 Jul 2014 Ukraine: In the Midst of Conflict, Relief
An update on the Ukraine conflict and how local churches are bringing relief.
29 Jul 2014 Myanmar and Thailand: Limiting Landmine Danger
UMCOR and partner Clear Path International assist survivors of landmine explosions and seek to reduce risks of new incidents.
25 Jul 2014 UMCOR Assists Organizations Supporting Worker and Immigrant Rights
Grants administered by Church World Service help two organizations protect the rights of immigrant workers in their communities.
24 Jul 2014 Israel/Palestine: Call to Pray and Respond
Missionaries Alex Awad and Kristen Brown offer a prayer and urge United Methodists to pray for the Israel/Palestine conflict.
24 Jul 2014 U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children
A New York Times article details ecumenical compassion, including that of United Methodists, for immigrants crossing U.S. border.
24 Jul 2014 Investing in Armenia’s Future by Supporting Youth
In just two years, more than 1,400 students realize their dream of higher education with support from UMCOR.
22 Jul 2014 After Losses, Alabama Town Plans Shelter
For a small Alabama town, a storm shelter will stem a tide of loss.
21 Jul 2014 Church Seeks to Meet Needs in Border Crisis
United Methodists are working to ease the crisis due to a sharply increased flow of unaccompanied minors and others from Central America coming into the United States.
18 Jul 2014 ‘Cementing’ Livelihoods in Haiti
A top cement producer in Haiti offers gainful employment to five community members in Haut Damier, Haiti.
16 Jul 2014 Hard Labor Yields Hope, Relationships
Youth volunteers help repair flood damage in Sterling, Colorado. Read a local news report about the UMVIM teams.
15 Jul 2014 Turkey: Caring in Disaster’s Aftermath
UMCOR aids partner in food relief to mine explosion survivors.
11 Jul 2014 Faith-Based Organizations Host Disaster Recovery Volunteers in Alaska
Faith-based organizations in Anchorage and Fairbanks are welcoming hundreds of volunteers as they help rebuild communities hit by last year’s flooding and ice jams along the Yukon River.
10 Jul 2014 Five Things You Can Do to Start a Health Ministry
Survey provides insight into church needs for enhancing or starting a healthy ministry.
9 Jul 2014 Young Children Raise UMCOR Awareness
Young children in Brunswick, Georgia, raise money and awareness for UMCOR disaster relief.
8 Jul 2014 After Tornado, Missouri Church Focuses on Disaster Response
Three years after a tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, the town is recovering well. In the heart of it all, Saint Paul UMC maintains a focus on disaster response.
8 Jul 2014 'Lives Were Changed Forever' in Alabama
Alabama remembers 2011 storms and responds to new tornadoes.
3 Jul 2014 Seeking Development Amid Shifting Sands of Sudan
UMCOR works with local communities to build a future of peace with development.
1 Jul 2014 Battling the Balkans Floods
UMCOR partners in the Balkans help families and whole communities recover from massive flooding.
30 Jun 2014 You Succeed Best by Helping Others to Succeed
With support from UMCOR, a rural community in Armenia mobilizes to improve livelihoods and quality of life.
27 Jun 2014 UMC Responds to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
The United Methodist Church is launching an Ebola Emergency Response Plan in the face of an outbreak of the deadly disease in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
26 Jun 2014 UMCOR Responds to Immigration Crisis
UMCOR expedited emergency funds to support local church response to a “rising flow” of refugees at the U.S./Mexico border.
26 Jun 2014 Appalachia Service Project Transforms Volunteers
Find out where 14,548 volunteers will be working.
25 Jun 2014 ‘Glimmer of Hope’ in Arkansas
Volunteers in Arkansas reflect on hope.