The UMCOR Hotline
NEWS: FIERCE FLOODING IN PHILIPPINES
A combination of typhoon and seasonal monsoon have brought torrential rains, storm surges and flooding in and around the Filipino capital, Manila, and surrounding provinces. Fifty-one people are known to have died in the storm that also chased tens of thousands from their homes.
Staff and volunteers of the Philippines office of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) travelled to affected areas to gauge the extent and impact of the flooding, but their efforts were often hindered by flooded roads.
They were able to reach residents of a fishing community, Nasugbu Batangas, and answer their call for help. A storm surge had struck the village, destroying homes and boats, which community members rely on for their livelihoods. About 200 families were affected.
In the meanwhile, she said, “Please continue to pray for us and for the survivors of these floods.” Read more.
Your gift to Philippines Emergency, UMCOR Advance #240235, supports relief efforts in Filipino communities impacted by disasters such as this one.
PRAYER: THIRD PAN-AFRICA HEALTH CONSULTATION
Pray for the third pan-Africa health consultation, which will take place in Accra, Ghana, next week. These consultations, led by UMCOR and Imagine No Malaria, are powerful collaborative events in which representatives of The United Methodist Church’s annual conferences from across Africa meet, discuss health challenges, and find creative solutions for addressing the needs of their communities.
Pray, too, for those impacted by fires in Oklahoma that have scorched more than 78,000 acres since August 3. Around 200 homes have been destroyed. Please remember these families in your prayers.
MEDIA: HISTORY OF UMCOR SAGER BROWN VIDEO
UMCOR’s latest video celebrates UMCOR Sager Brown’s 20 years of relief-supply ministry. Watch this video to learn more about UMCOR Sager Brown’s history and how the thousands of kits donated each year help people in need.
RESOURCE: UMCOR ANNUAL REPORT 2011 NOW AVAILABLE
UMCOR’s 2011 Annual Report is now available online. Read how your gifts have helped survivors, lifted up people living in poverty, provided jobs and livelihoods, and improved the health of communities over the past year.
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Room 1520, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624