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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.
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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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