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

 

UMCOR names new executive director

The United Methodist Committee on Relief will enter its ninth decade led by Lara S. Martin who brings a strong background in international disaster response, public health and child welfare.

Puerto Rican Methodists tackle earthquake response

A series of earthquakes in recent weeks has left the people of Puerto Rico in a constant state of unease and distress. The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico has shared in that unease, but also is respon ...

Letter from a partner: Methodist Church of Peru

Read a word of thanks from Carmen of Casa de la Esperanza who works to welcome and care for Venezuelan migrant families in Lima.

Resource: Reflective poems on migration

To more deeply reflect on the topic of migration, listen to this set of poems written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration, UMCOR.

UMCOR provides home sanitation units for Alaska’s Yu’pik community as first residents relocate to Mertarvik

Mertarvik, Alaska, the relocation site for Newtok, a Yu’pik village that lost much of its land to rising sea levels and eroding coastline, receives its first residents in newly built houses, complete ...

World AIDS Day: Communities make the difference

Through the Abundant Health Initiative, communities in places like Zimbabwe and the Philippines are making a difference for people living with HIV and AIDS.

 

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