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United Methodist Committee on Relief

August 2013 | UMCOR Hotline


NEWS: WORST (AND BEST) DONATIONS EVER
Catherine Earl (second from left) UMCOR’s US Disaster Response executive, and disaster coordinators for the Arkansas Annual Conference, stand before a “tornado tub,” their version of a supersized cleaning bucket..
Learn the top five best donations complied from responders and disaster survivors to guide you in your future giving, and also what type of donations are not considered very helpful.

Christy Smith, an UMCOR consultant, suggests you ask yourself this question prior to donating: “What would I need if I were suddenly displaced and left with nothing?

While donors have the best of intentions to provide what they think people need in times of disaster, this article will help narrow your donation down to the most helpful and effective way to give.

A cash donation to US Disaster Response, Advance #901670 is the best way to support survivors of any crisis in United States. Please consider giving now. Give now


PRAYER: UPPER NY FLOOD SURVIVORS
Greg Forrester (center), UMCOR assistant general secretary for Disaster Response, surveys damage on Abbott Street in the village of Fort Plain, NY..

Please pray for Upper New York residents living in Oneida, Herkimer, and Fort Plain, areas that were severely impacted by damaging floodwaters in June. While some government assistance has been offered to affected residents, many homeowners have been denied individual benefits. Intercede with Psalm 37:23-24.


CAREERS: UM AGENCY OPENINGS
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The General Board of Global Ministries and UMCOR have positions open across multiple units, sectors, and countries. Visit the Careers webpage to learn more.

RESOURCE: RELIEF SUPPLIES


Children compare school items in their school kits after a recent distribution outside of Tbilisi, Georgia.
UMCOR’s need for relief supplies remains urgent. Please visit our Relief Supply webpage and download kit content instructions for each relief supply kit and watch instructional videos on how to assemble and pack each item.

At UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana, and UMCOR West in Salt Lake City, Utah, inventories of layette kits, sewing kits, and bedding kits are particularly low, but other relief supplies are needed as well. You can also make an online donation by clicking here.


MEDIA: GOHAR GRIGORYAN, UMCOR ARMENIA



In this new video, Gohar Grigoryan, head of mission for UMCOR Armenia, shares about UMCOR’s successful food security program, which offers sustainable agriculture training for vulnerable populations in rural communities.



 


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.


Photo Captions

Image 1. Catherine Earl (second from left) UMCOR’s US Disaster Response executive, and disaster coordinators for the Arkansas Annual Conference, stand before a “tornado tub,” their version of a supersized cleaning bucket. Tornado tubs are used to store household cleaning items and help disaster survivors sort through or discard belongings as they begin the recovery process.
Courtesy of Catherine Earl

Image 2. Greg Forrester (center), UMCOR assistant general secretary for Disaster Response, surveys damage on Abbott Street in the village of Fort Plain, NY.
Christian Vischi

Image 3. Children compare school items in their school kits after a recent distribution outside of Tbilisi, Georgia.
Jay Rollins

Image 4. Gohar Grigoryan, head of mission for UMCOR Armenia, is featured in this new video.
James Rollins


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