Disaster Response and Recovery

 

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United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters in the United States and around the world by working with communities and local partners. When a disaster overwhelms a community’s ability to recover on its own, UMCOR provides essential relief supplies and supports long-term rebuilding efforts. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, it stands ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis. “Early in and last out” is a guiding principle of UMCOR.

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News and Stories | The Impact of Disaster Response and Recovery


UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters - be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. These are their stories.



Flood victims savor 'God moments'

In the midst of recovery efforts from devastating flooding, communities throughout the Midwestern United States are seeing God in one another through small acts of service.

Church embraces cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

The United Methodist Church has rallied to provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Idai, which ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge more than two weeks ago.

UMCOR grants aid initial cyclone response

United Methodists are starting to respond to those affected by Cyclone Idai, which left devastation in parts of three African countries.

Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

In the wake of Cyclone Idai three annual conferences in Mozambique are working to support survivors.

Take The Next Step | Get Involved With UMCOR

 

UMCOR and its partners are responding to disasters in the United States every day. Learn more about our current U.S. disaster response and recovery efforts.


When a natural or human-caused disaster strikes outside of the United States, UMCOR serves as the primary channel for United Methodist assistance. Learn more about our current international disaster response efforts.

You can help keep our relief supply kit inventory ready to go to people in need by sending completed kits or giving towards the purchase of needed supplies. Make a relief kit with your family, friends or church group!

Mission Kits are digital resources designed to build connection to mission work around the world. Download yours to help share the work of UMCOR and its partners.