UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

June 2013 | UMCOR Hotline


NEWS: UMCOR RESPONDS TO FIRES AND FLOODS
Cleaning buckets packed with essential cleaning supplies are a vital part of recovery when everyday items are lost because of a storm.
UMCOR is providing the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference with emergency assistance to respond to the Black Forest Fire which charred hundreds of homes and acreage. Rocky Mountain will use funding to work with families affected by the fires near Colorado Springs.

The Black Forest Fire, just recently contained, blazed through 16,000 acres, destroyed nearly 500 homes and claimed two lives, according to news reports. UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Executive, Gregg Forrester is in communication with Gary Haddock, disaster relief coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Conference, to assess future needs and support.

UMCOR is also responding to recent flooding in Texas with two emergency grants to the Southwest Texas Annual Conference. The grants will aid affected communities in the San Antonio area and residents affected by flooding in Eagle Pass.

In San Antonio, floodwaters deluged numerous roads, killed two women, and forced more than 235 rescues by emergency workers. Nearly 10 inches of rainfall was reported in a matter of hours by the city airport.

Piedras Negras, Mexico, a border town located three hours west of San Antonio, also was affected by flooding. UMCOR is in talks with Bishop Raul García, Eastern Conference of the Methodist Church of Mexico, to secure assistance there.

Your gifts to US Disaster Response, Advance #901670 can aid fire and flood survivors in their recovery, and help UMCOR to respond to needs as they occur. Give now


PRAYER: PASSING OF MADAM ANNE RUTH DEPESTRE, HAITI
Madame Dupestre, who passed away on Friday, June 21 was the manager of the Methodist Guesthouse in Petionville, Haiti.
UMCOR extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Madame Anne Ruth Depestre, who passed away on Friday, June 21. Madame Depestre was the manager of the Methodist Guesthouse in Petionville, Haiti, and wife of Rev. Marco Depestre of the Methodist Church in Haiti (Eglise Méthodiste d'Haïti). The Rev. Jim Gulley, UMCOR consultant, is attending Madame Depestre’s memorial service in Haiti this week on behalf of UMCOR and Global Ministries.

As manager of the Methodist guesthouse, Madame Depestre was central in facilitating arriving volunteer groups or visiting staff who were coordinating or implementing recovery efforts in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake. You are welcome to sign the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission online guest book to share your condolences.


UMCOR OPENINGS: PROGRAM MANAGER, NY
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UMCOR is seeking a program manager to be based in its New York City headquarters. This professional would guide and oversee UMCOR field offices in their program development, monitoring and reporting of activities, strategic development, and exit/transition planning.

Please visit UMCOR’s Careers page on our website for more details.

RESOURCE: SHARE UMCOR FACEBOOK MEMES
Help spread the work of UMCOR by sharing this Internet meme throughout your social media networks.

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, then you’ve been spotting our memes. Internet memes may take the form of an image, video, word, or phrase, and are used to spread messages from person to person via social media networks.

Share this UMCOR meme with your friends on Facebook or Twitter and help spread the word of UMCOR’s relief work around the globe.


MEDIA: SAFE WATER IN SOUTH SUDAN


In this new video, Cephas Munjeri, head of mission for UMCOR South Sudan, shares about the advantages of establishing safe water points in South Sudan and its positive impacts on reducing the occurrence of disease outbreaks and on child mortality. Learn also how access to safe water also helps improve livelihoods in a community.

 

 



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. Cleaning buckets packed with essential cleaning supplies are a vital part of recovery when everyday items are lost because of a storm.
A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Image 2. Madame Depestre, who passed away on Friday, June 21 was the manager of the Methodist Guesthouse in Petionville, Haiti.
Photo Courtesy of www.umvimhaiti.org website

Image 3. Help spread the work of UMCOR by sharing this Internet meme throughout your social media networks.
Linda Unger


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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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