Sheltering in Love: UMCOR COVID-19 Response

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As each of us shelters in place to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we cannot help but be affected by the scale of illness, death and financial distress all around us. We could even be led to believe that this is a hopeless situation. But, thank God, that is not true!

Together, we can care for each other in this time of great need.

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, UMCOR has been working with health boards, medical professionals, disaster management coordinators and faith leaders to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. Partners in China, Africa and the Philippines have already received solidarity grants. Training materials have been developed and disseminated in four languages to facilitate online trainings focused on preparedness and prevention.

The impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching and demands an even greater response.

Even as you shelter in place, you can be there for others.

Through the COVID-19 Response Fund, UMCOR plans to release grants to equip partners who assist vulnerable populations around the world impacted by COVID-19, including racial/ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States. Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded and disbursed quickly and efficiently to address pressing needs in the areas of health, food insecurity, water, sanitation and hygiene and economic instability.

When you say “yes” to supporting the UMCOR COVID-19 Response, you will help embody God’s love for those who need it most.

Join the UMCOR COVID-19 Response with your gift today.

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.

Coalition denounces continual use of the term “China/Chinese Virus”

A statement from the Inter-Ethnic Strategic Development Group, a coalition represented by the five racial ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church, urges public officials to discontinue the use of the racially loaded term “China/Chinese Virus.”

Building capacity for an international response to coronavirus

DRC and the Philippines are the first partners for UMCOR/Global Health prevention response.

UMCOR donates needed supplies to first responders in Louisiana

More than 80,000 masks in sealed and unopened cartons purchased for future use are being distributed to first responders serving communities near UMCOR Sager Brown Depot.

No travel? Not a problem for mission board

Across time zones, directors of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries made a virtual trip to Atlanta for their spring meeting.

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