UMCOR Press Kit

About Us

Founded in 1940, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the global humanitarian aid organization of The United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering – whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster – with open hearts and minds to all people. UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR works through programs that address hunger, poverty, sustainable agriculture, international and domestic emergencies, refugee and immigrant concerns, global health issues and transitional development. Lear more at www.umcor.org, www.Facebook.com/umcor and Twitter.com/UMC_UMCOR.

Our Leadership

Portrait of Roland Fernandez

Roland Fernandes, Executive Director

 

 

• Jack Amick, Director of Sustainable Development

• Catherine G. Earl, Director of Disaster Response and U.S. Partner Relations

• Laurie Felder, Director of International Disaster Response

• Amy Fuselier, Director of UMCOR Sager Brown and Depot West

• Javed Sheikh, Finance Director

 

News and Stories from UMCOR

 

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.

Most mission and relief grant payments put on hold

Given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on revenue sources and cash flow, Global Ministries and UMCOR have placed temporary holds on most grant payments.

Methodist Church of Puerto Rico brings hope to those impacted by earthquake swarm

With more than 950 earthquakes and aftershocks recorded and more than 800 homes damaged since December 2019, the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MPCR) and its social holiness agency, Rebuilding Commu ...

The impact of UMCOR kits in 2019

Have you ever helped to pack an UMCOR hygiene, cleaning or school kit? Check out just how many kits were made, where they went, and the difference you helped to make across the United States.

Honoring Christ’s life in mission with migrants

Missionaries Richard and Alma Navarro invite readers to share in “Tahanan” ministry, their work of care and accompaniment for Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan.

 

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