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NEWS: HALLOWEEN—FAIR-TRADE STYLE
This Halloween, give your trick-or-treaters chocolate candies that were purchased and produced fairly. Starting October 1, you can order organic milk chocolate minis and organic dark chocolate minis in bulk by visiting http://equalexchange.coop/fairtradehalloween.
“Equal Exchange offers the chocolate minis and information cards that explain fair trade,” shared Darya Mattes, a representative from Equal Exchange’s interfaith program.
“The concept of fair trade is a real way that we as Christians can live out the gospel and put our love into action,” explains June H. Kim, UMCOR Hunger and Poverty executive.
Your support in purchasing fair-trade chocolate not only helps small farmer co-ops, but also educates children about how fair trade operates differently than most mainstream corporations dealing in chocolate, coffee, tea, and other products. Read more.
You can support small-scale farmers through UMCOR’s Sustainable Agriculture and Development program by giving to UMCOR Advance #982188.
PRAYER: ONGOING TYPHOON RECOVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Pray for people in the Philippines who continue to recover from the typhoons that battered parts of this island nation this summer. Some are still living in temporary housing. Pray also for UMCOR Philippines staff and volunteers as they seek to help survivors.
MEDIA: TWEET UP ON DISASTER RESPONSE
Join the discussion on disaster response tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT on Twitter. Share in the conversation using #10foldumc, or follow at www.10-Fold.org.
We’ll be asking:
- When disaster strikes, how should we respond?
- What should distinguish faith-based disaster response from all the rest?
- How do we “do no harm”?
RESOURCES: VIEW 10-FOLD VIDEOS ON DISASTER RESPONSE
Six videos about different aspects of UMCOR’s disaster-response work are available online at the 10-Fold website. Check them out today and click to be counted!
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 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