UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Disaster Response

UMCOR Philippines volunteers distribute food packages to communities affected by  Typhoon Saola, also known locally as Gener, in 2012.

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States, as well as internationally: in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. These beneficiaries are seen as partners, not victims, and UMCOR works to empower them. Wherever possible, UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend its reach.

In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:

  • Offers disaster preparedness training.
  • Provides essential supplies and care—both physical and psychological—in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
  • Supports long-term rebuilding efforts and assists communities as they adapt.

Disaster Response News

Southeastern Wildfire
The wildfires in the southeastern United States have been threatening people, property, pets, and livestock for weeks. Cathy Earl, UMCOR U.S ...
Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School
UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Haiti celebrate the dedication of a new secondary school building, one of three New College Bird school bu ...
Sarah’s Story in Jordan
UMCOR relief-supply kits supplement health workshops for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Recovery in Louisiana: Hope and Promise
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, recognizes the process of disaster recovery from devastating floods in Louisiana, ...
UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding
Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Preparing for Matthew
As Hurricane Matthew barrels through the Caribbean, UMCOR reaches out to partners in preparation for response.
UMCOR Relief Supplies Are Visible Sign of Hope
UMCOR relief supplies bring hope to flood survivors in Louisiana, and connects volunteers with disaster survivors.
Donate This, Not That!
Know the best ways you can help when disaster strikes.
The Strength of Flood Survivors in West Virginia
Pastor Lee Ann Dunlap of Grace UMC in McConnelsville, Ohio, shares her experience after visiting some of the hardest-hit communities in West ...
How UMCOR Stretches Your “Disaster Dollar”
What is a “low-attention” disaster?
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