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.


Puerto Rico recovers from 2017 hurricanes, aided by UMCOR, UMVIM

The month of September marks two years since Hurricane Maria brought widespread destruction to Puerto Rico. The recovery has progressed steadily, thanks largely to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, ...

UMCOR starts efforts for Bahamas relief

As Hurricane Dorian continued to threaten the U.S. east coast, United Methodists were connecting with Methodists in the Bahamas to start relief efforts.

UMCOR supports an Alaskan Yu’pik community move with WASH projects

It takes a village, and a whole lot of partners, to move a village. An UMCOR grant provides WASH resources to help Newtok’s Yu’pik residents move to higher ground in Alaska.

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Global Ministries and Wespath partner to make Virgin Pulse Cash available for humanitarian aid efforts.

Fire season advances as California rebuilds

As wildfire season approaches, United Methodists continue to rebuild from previous wildfires, like the Camp Fire in Paradise, California last year, and share ways to prepare for what might come next.

United Methodists offer lifeline to reservation

In South Dakota, UMCOR is coming alongside the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in both community development and disaster relief.

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.