United Methodist Committee on Relief

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UMCOR is working with annual conferences affected by super-storm Sandy, providing grants and support as they minister to survivors.

More than $100,000 in grants has been approved so far for Peninsula/Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, and Greater New Jersey annual conferences. UMCOR is also providing funds to help Cuba in its recovery from the storm.

The Rev. Tom Hazelwood, UMCOR’s head of US disaster response, is visiting hard-hit areas of New Jersey and New York this week to offer support during these early days of recovery.

Learn more about how you can help in the wake of Sandy’s destruction.

Your gift to UMCOR US Disaster Response, Hurricanes 2012, Advance #3021787, will help survivors recover. You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.


Please take time today to pray for newly elected leaders across the United States.

Pray, also, for the many thousands who are struggling to recover from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy in the United States and the Caribbean.


Bishop Hope Morgan Ward talks about UMCOR’s commemorative coffee, Hope’s Blend, in this new UMCOR video. This fair-trade fellowship coffee was created in conjunction with UMCOR partner Equal Exchange and raises funds for UMCOR’s Sustainable Agriculture and Development work.


More than 16,000 cleaning buckets have so far been distributed to sites in five states, from Maryland to New York, in response to super-storm Sandy. This is in addition to the thousands of buckets sent after Hurricane Isaac damaged Gulf Coast states in late August.

Cleaning bucket inventory is low. Consider packing one today to help replenish supplies. Learn more. Cleaning buckets can be brought to any of the depots in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network for distribution to those who need them.

Share UMCOR’s response to Hurricane Sandy with others using this new church bulletin insert.

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit 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 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

Mission Statement:
Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

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On the Jersey Shore, families discard possessions ruined by Hurricane Sandy.
On the Jersey Shore, families discard possessions ruined by Hurricane Sandy.Chris Heckert

The Brennans have lived in Belmar for 31 years, but have never seen anything like Hurricane Sandy.
The Brennans have lived in Belmar, New Jersey, for 31 years, but have never seen anything like Hurricane Sandy.
Chris Heckert

Bishop Ward talks about UMCOR’s fair-trade commemorative fellowship coffee.
Bishop Ward talks about UMCOR’s fair-trade commemorative fellowship coffee. Watch the video.

Download Hurricane Sandy church resource.
Download Hurricane Sandy church resource.

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