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

 

Welcome the stranger: act boldly on World Refugee Day

General secretary Thomas Kemper urges United Methodists to not only remember, but respond, to the needs of the record 70.8 million displaced people in the world today.

Methodist Church of Brazil welcomes migrants: Shade and Fresh Water

From the Brazilian Methodist Church, a story of welcome and service with Venezuelan refugees arriving in Boa Vista, Brazil.

Ensuring universal rights and welcome for global migrants

This overview of UMCOR’s global migration work includes places of welcome, food for body and spirit, education, legal help and many more ways that United Methodists serve and support migrants around t ...

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.

In Focus: Migration

For the month of June, follow along as we highlight the ways in which UMCOR is working to support the rights of migrants all over the world.

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.

 

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