UMCOR responds to disasters of great magnitude that overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to suffering people throughout the world. UMCOR works in partnership with United Methodist Churches and other local partners to address immediate relief and achieve sustainable recovery. This is done in a manner that is consistent with global initiatives, standards, and best practices, with respect for the individuals, families, and communities who “own their recovery.”
In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:
• Offers disaster preparedness training
• Provides essential relief supplies
• Supports long-term rebuilding efforts
• Assists communities as they adapt
UMCOR provides funding, training, expertise, and facilitates partnerships to achieve programmatic goals.
While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis.