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Recognizing that climate change and environmental degradation increase disaster risk, the UMCOR Creation Care program looks inward at the work of UMCOR and Global Ministries and outward at the ministries of The United Methodist Church to equip the church to address modes of living and working that contribute to climate change and environmental degradation. These include wasteful consumption, deforestation, poor water management and agricultural practices that diminish the land. The EarthKeepers program equips United Methodist laity and clergy to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their communities.

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The Impact of Creation Care

UMCOR COVID-19 grants help with housing and homelessness

As a federal moratorium that protected an estimated 12 million people from eviction expires, two United Methodist agencies, Restore Hope Ministries in Oklahoma and Good Neighbor Settlement House in Texas, have used UMCOR COVID-19 grants to keep people from being evicted and assist them when they hav ...

Participants reflect on disaster case management training

In March of 2020, UMCOR partnered with Highland Park UMC in Dallas, Texas to hold a three-day intensive, providing in-depth understanding of the foundations, principles and processes of disaster case management.

Sheltering in Love Grant Recipient: Intown Food Pantry

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave vulnerable communities hungry, Intown Collaborative Ministries in Atlanta, GA is using funds from UMCOR to ensure their food pantry is able to safely meet an increased need for food.

Faithful UMC institutions stretch to serve communities

Among the recipients of the UMCOR Rapid Response COVID-19 grants are some of the United Methodist National Mission Institutions with long histories of service in their communities. Gum Moon Residence, Red Bird Mission and Henderson Settlement extended their missions to keep people fed, housed and co ...

In trying times, churches extend their reach

UMCOR has awarded $1.56 million to help vulnerable communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants enable churches to respond to issues of food insecurity, sanitation and hygiene, and other financial needs.

Strength upon strength; Michigan United Methodists pour hope on troubled waters

For communities devastated by May flooding, the road to resilience is paved with support coming from federal, state and local sources – and from United Methodists.