The UMCOR Hotline
NEWS: HUNGER AT HOME
According to the US Department of Agriculture, 16.2 million children in the United States live in households that struggle to put food on the table. More than one in five children in the United States is at risk of going hungry.
In the United States, we produce more than enough food to feed everyone. We have the infrastructure to deliver it and stores to distribute it. Food is available. People only go hungry because they can’t afford to buy it.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) helps address these and other causes of hunger through a grant program that awards funds to organizations that are “economic-justice oriented,” explains June Kim, executive secretary of UMCOR’s World Hunger and Poverty programs.
For example, UMCOR supports the Advocating Congregations project of the Faith Action Network. In the face of economic recession and huge spending cuts at every level, this ecumenical project aims to preserve state-funded programs that help the most vulnerable people in the state of Washington. Read more.
UMCOR is “leveraging United Methodist resources to create a lasting impact,” says Kim. Your support is what makes it possible. Your gift to World Hunger and Poverty, UMCOR Advance #982920 will help us do it.
PRAYER: DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Praise God for Rev. Cynthia Harvey’s successful trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where she met with church leaders to strategize future partnerships to benefit this nation.
MEDIA: FACEBOOK INTERVIEWS
Check out UMCOR’s Facebook page to find video interviews with some of our partners and people engaged in mission, such as Diedre Kell, a young United Methodist volunteer in mission and Gordon Greathouse, Global Ministries missionary in Manaus, Brazil.
RESOURCE: HOW-TO VIDEOS
Use UMCOR’s new videos that show how to assemble popular kits to encourage your congregation or group to collect and make these kits that are life-changing for so many people. Learn how to assemble flood buckets, hygiene kits, birthing kits, school kits, and layette kits through these instructional videos.
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
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Voice Phone: 1-212-870-3816; FAX: 1-212-870-3624
Deni Peterson walks through one of the hoop houses on her small farm, Blue Door Garden, in Abingdon, Va. She and her husband, Tom, grow a variety of produce, including lettuce, arugula, potatoes, asparagus, strawberries, and apples, many of which they sell at Abingdon Farmers Market.
Courtesy of Bread for the World
Learn how to assemble UMCOR relief-supply kits with easy-to-use videos.
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