UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

The UMCOR Hotline:

NEWS: NORTH ALABAMA TORNADO RESPONSE

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with the North Alabama Annual Conference to provide relief after tornadoes barged through Alabama on March 18. People living in mobile homes were heavily affected. The conference’s Camp Sumatanga also was damaged.

UMCOR has provided the conference with an emergency grant to help immediate needs and will provide further support as requested.

You can help UMCOR respond immediately and with generosity by giving to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670. Funds are particularly needed at this time when spring storms cause floods and spawn tornadoes throughout the United States.

PRAYER: GLOBAL MINISTRIES BOARD MEETING

Pray for the General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR directors as they prepare to meet April 11-13 to discern the ongoing development of the mission and work of these United Methodist ministries.

UMCOR OPENINGS: AFGHANISTAN HEAD OF MISSION

UMCOR is seeking someone to lead its office in Kabul, Afghanistan. This person would be responsible for country office supervision, program development, and overseeing all aspects of UMCOR’s presence in Afghanistan.

Central to the position will be the establishment and development of relations with key players, including donors, international and local NGOs, UN offices, government offices, local partners and other stakeholders. See the full posting and application information online.

MEDIA: GET THE UMCOR APP!

Check out the free UMCOR app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It helps you stay in touch with UMCOR’s latest news, Hotline, blogs, Facebook posts, and Tweets no matter where you are. Use the QR code on the right to download the UMCOR App today.

RESOURCE: WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY

World Fair Trade Day is May 11 this year with events taking place across North America May 4-19.

Celebrate World Fair Trade Day by hosting an event to increase awareness and encourage friends and family to use fairly traded goods. Fair trade allows farmers and artisans to feed their families, send their children to school, gain access to health care, and much more.

An activity guide with ideas for hosting your own World Fair Trade Day is available from the Fair Trade Resource Network at www.ftrn.org/wftd.

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. See Terms and Conditions.* 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
Email: umcor@umcor.org
Web: http://www.umcor.org/
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*UMCOR Text to Give Terms and Conditions: A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates may apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for UMCOR and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/pText STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

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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Cleanup is underway at Camp Sumatanga of the North Alabama Conference, after March tornadoes damaged homes and the UMC camp.
Cleanup is underway at Camp Sumatanga of the North Alabama Conference, after March tornadoes damaged homes and the UMC camp.
Courtesy of Riverchase UMC

Global Ministries and UMCOR board will meet to discuss future directions of their work, including in Haiti.
Global Ministries and UMCOR board will meet to discuss future directions of their work, including in Haiti.
Elizabeth Petheo

UMCOR is seeking a head of mission to lead its country office in Afghanistan.
UMCOR is seeking a head of mission to lead its country office in Afghanistan.
UMCOR Afghanistan



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Fair trade makes a difference. Support World Fair Trade Day on May 11.
Fair trade makes a difference. Support World Fair Trade Day on May 11.
Judith Santiago

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