UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

The UMCOR Hotline:

  • NEWS: AFTER SANDY, MARYLAND TOWN QUIETLY SUFFERS
  • PRAYER: HOPE FOR THE NEW YEAR
  • MEDIA: HELP FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
  • RESOURCE: COMING SOON: HAITI THREE-YEAR REPORT
  • NEWS: AFTER SANDY, MARYLAND TOWN QUIETLY SUFFERS

    According to Jim Truitt, months after Hurricane Sandy swept up the US East Coast, black mold is creeping up the soaked drywall and beams in many Crisfield, Maryland homes. Truitt and a team of volunteers raised money to travel to Crisfield from Washington State. All have received the Early Response Team training of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

    Meanwhile, the Rev. Rich Walton, disaster response coordinator for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference, finds another damaged home nearly every day. “Today alone, we discovered five more damaged homes,” he said, “and my guess is that there are 350 damaged homes so far.”

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) did not approve federal aid for the town of 2,600, though Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley requested a FEMA declaration. Based on the new assessments provided by Walton and others, FEMA is reevaluating its decision.

    Walton estimates long-term recovery in Crisfield will take two years. It may take even longer if more volunteer teams don't visit Crisfield, he added. “We don't have a single team signed up for February.” Read more.

    Recovery from Hurricane Sandy will take a long time. Your gift to Hurricanes 2012, UMCOR Advance #3021787, will help.

    PRAYER: HOPE FOR THE NEW YEAR

    As we enter a new year, we pray for the peace and hope that only God can provide. We also pray for the many staff and volunteers who will commit their time, energy, and talents to making health accessible, helping communities recover from disasters of all kinds, and working towards preparing for the future.

    MEDIA: HELP FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

    UMCOR partnered with Global Medic to provide needed supplies for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. This video from Global Medic shows how your contributions provided real help to people in need.

    RESOURCE: COMING SOON: HAITI THREE-YEAR REPORT

    Learn how your contributions are helping Haitians recover from the devastating January 2010 in UMCOR’s three-year report, which is expected to be available, January 12, 2013.

    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.

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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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    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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Hurricane Sandy drove this 64-year-old market in Crisfield out of business.
Susan Kim

Palestinian refugee siblings Israa, Alaa, and Omar Diab had to leave Yarmouk Camp in Syria, and now live in one of Lebanon’s camps.
Palestinian refugee siblings Israa, Alaa, and Omar Diab had to leave Yarmouk Camp in Syria, and now live in one of Lebanon’s camps.
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