United Methodist Committee on Relief

US Disaster Response

When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for UMCOR’s US disaster training and response. First and foremost, UMCOR is a resource for the local response.

When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR provides the following four things:

  • Training. UMCOR trains teams of volunteers. 
  • Financial Assistance. If the bishop of the affected conference contacts UMCOR, an emergency grant may be sent.
  • Expertise. UMCOR’s disaster-response experience and knowledge are made available to those in need.
  • Networking. Getting connected with NGOs, volunteers, experts, local government, and other organizations can help communities recover from disaster.

Support this work with your gift to US Disaster Response, Advance #901670.


US Disaster Response

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