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 those 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
Supports long-term rebuilding efforts and assists communities as they adapt.