UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

July 2013 | UMCOR Hotline


NEWS: A NEW SCHOOL IN THE PHILIPPINES
UMCOR school bags are readied to contain school kit supplies to go to children of the Ata-Manobo Tribe in Compostella Valley, Philippines.
It has been several months since Typhoon Bopha struck the people of Mindanao, Philippines, and the effects of the storm continue to be felt. Survivors camp at the Department of Social Welfare and Development to request food supplies while shelter, education, and other basic needs remain unmet.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is assisting the Ata-Manobo Tribal Community, which was greatly impacted by the typhoon, by helping to rebuild the Salugpungan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center. The school works with the Manobo tribe to enhance life skills and teach the basics of writing, reading and arithmetic.

UMCOR is also providing school kits for 300 students, and livelihood support as the community participates in rebuilding the school through food-for-work opportunities.

Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo), struck the Philippines last December. The category-5 storm cut a swath of devastation mainly across the southern island of Mindanao. It forced some 300,000 people to flee to evacuation centers and other temporary shelters.

Your gifts to Philippines Emergency, UMCOR Advance #240235 support recovery efforts in Mindanao and elsewhere. Give now


PRAYER: UMCOR STAFF TRAVEL
A young boy in Armenia receives an UMCOR school kit.

Pray for UMCOR staff members, Melissa Crutchfield, associate general secretary for UMCOR, Nick Jaeger, program manager for Armenia and Georgia, and James Rollins, director of Communications and Marketing for UMCOR, who are traveling this week to UMCOR offices in Armenia and Georgia to discern new project opportunities and assess ongoing project development there. Intercede with Proverbs 4:7. 


UMCOR OPENINGS: LIVELIHOODS COORDINATOR, HAITI
careers.
UMCOR is seeking a Livelihoods Coordinator for its office in Haiti. The Livelihoods Coordinator will oversee the program and technical aspects of all livelihoods, food security, agriculture, and income generation programs in Haiti, as well as build capacity of national staff and ensure all related program objectives are achieved. Visit the Careers page to learn more.

RESOURCE: BE HOPE – UMCOR’S 2012 ANNUAL REPORT


UMCOR Annual Report Cover
Be Hope, UMCOR’s 2012 Annual Report is now available for download or viewing.

The pages of Be Hope are a testament to your faithful contributions to UMCOR, which are making a tangible difference in the lives of those most vulnerable. Continue to be hope and help UMCOR and partners provide an efficient response to those in distress all around the world.


MEDIA: UMTV: BEEKEEPING BENEFITS LIBERIA
See how farmers in Liberia are turning beekeeping into a successful business.


UMCOR is empowering farmers through sustainable agriculture projects that supplement nutrition and income in rural communities. Projects include crop management and raising livestock. In this UMTV video, see how farmers in Liberia are turning beekeeping into a successful business.


 

 



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. UMCOR school bags are readied to contain school kit supplies to go to children of the Ata-Manobo Tribe in Compostella Valley, Philippines.
Courtesy of UMCOR Philippines

Image 2. A young boy in Armenia receives an UMCOR school kit.
Judith Santiago

Image 3. Be Hope, UMCOR’s 2012 Annual Report
Image cover by Paul Jeffrey


ADDITIONAL STORIES

Be Sure To Receive The Weekly Hotline
Some Internet Service Providers like AOL, Yahoo!, Hotmail, and Juno use web filtering software that allows you to add web addresses to a "buddy," "trusted," "safe," or approved list. Please add umcor@umcor.org to your list so that UMCOR messages don't end up in "junk mail" or the "trash."


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.


 
Facebook | Twitter | You Tube icons area area area