Sheltering in Love: UMCOR COVID-19 Response


Together, we have cared for each other in this great time of need.

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, UMCOR has worked with health boards, medical professionals, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

The impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching and demanded an even greater response.

Through the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund, UMCOR has rapidly released grants to equip partners assisting vulnerable populations around the world, including racial/ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States. Grants are currently meeting pressing needs in the areas of health, food insecurity, water, sanitation and hygiene and economic instability.

More than 1.5 million has been raised for the UMCOR COVID-19 Response. Thank you for your gifts of support.

You can continue to support the work of Global Ministries and UMCOR in our ongoing programmatic response to the coronavirus.

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In service to our communities

Churches use UMCOR Sheltering in Love grants to supply food to immigrant communities across the United States.

Coming together for health in Zimbabwe

The UMC Health Board in Zimbabwe makes the most of its resources by collaborating with other faith-based organizations. Zimbabwe’s UMC Health Coordinator, Hannah Mafunda, chooses to walk with Catholic sisters, Protestant colleagues and traditional healers to loosen the grip of killer diseases like c ...

Podcast: Get Your Spirit in Shape

Megan Klingler, the Primary Health Care Specialist of the Global Health Unit of Global Ministries, discusses information about the coronavirus and how to keep each other safe.

Reaching and resourcing the whole community

In response to the current pandemic, UMCOR has launched virtual self-care trainings for U.S. disaster case managers.

Solidarity, training and relief in coronavirus response

Global Ministries’ coronavirus response is reaching those in need internationally and in the U.S. In addition to grants from the Sheltering in Love UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund, 32 solidarity grants have been dispersed from UMCOR, Global Health and other program units, totaling about $346,000.

COVID-19 response continues through “Sheltering in Love” grants

Mission makes an impact as partners around the world are awarded funds to address issues intensified by the spread of the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Training Materials

To control the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the General Board of Global Ministries, recommends observing simple everyday preventive actions, WHO and the CDC infection prevention and control measures, that help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses.

UMCOR expands efforts against the coronavirus; launches giving campaign and COVID-19 Response Fund

Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, UMCOR plans to release grants to equip partners who assist vulnerable populations in the U.S. and around the world impacted by COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): United Methodist updates and resources

Tips for preparation and response for your faith community.

Global Mission During a Pandemic: Conversations with General Secretary Thomas Kemper

Join Thomas Kemper, general secretary of Global Ministries, as he begins a series of conversations that highlight global mission during a pandemic.

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