UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

12 Nov 2013 A New Way to Volunteer in Haiti
The collaborative Haiti Response Plan closes, but gives leadership and ownership over to the Methodist Church of Haiti.
11 Nov 2013 UMCOR Relief Money on Way to Philippines
Three days after Super Typhoon Haiyan flattened part of the Philippines, relief was beginning to trickle in to survivors.
11 Nov 2013 Philippines: UMCOR Grant Meets Emergency Needs
UMCOR approves grant to provide food, water, and water purification tablets to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.
10 Nov 2013 UMCOR Mobilizes Disaster Response in Philippines
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, UMCOR is actively mobilizing resources to respond to this latest and largest in a series of disasters to hit the Philippines over the past twelve months.
8 Nov 2013 UMCOR Prepares to Respond to Typhoon Haiyan
UMCOR is ready to respond to the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan as soon as the impacted area is accessible and assessments are made.
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.