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NEWS: JAPAN EARTHQUAKE ANNIVERSARY
Two years after the devastating earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan, UMCOR is still working to support recovery.
UMCOR worked with partner Church World Service to provide immediate emergency relief for families in northern Japan who had to move into temporary accommodations following the disaster. UMCOR also provided for urgent repair and, later, longer-term rebuilding of the Asian Rural Institute, with whom The United Methodist Church has a long association.
As time has gone on, UMCOR’s help has turned to more forward-looking assistance, including:
- Support for small businesses to encourage fuller economic recovery and fuller development,
- A long-term convalescent program for radiation-affected children,
- Support projects for non-Japanese disaster survivors, and
- Assistance and network-building for immigrant women.
One clear emphasis in UMCOR’s commitment has been a substantial focus on communities whose particular problems and needs might otherwise remain hidden or unaddressed. Read more.
A gift to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450, will support communities like those in Japan who are building long-term recovery after disasters.
PRAYER: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (MARCH 8)
On this upcoming day of celebration and concern, praise God for women leaders who bring about change in our world through creativity and passion. Pray, also, for women around the world who continue to struggle under oppression.
UMCOR OPENINGS: MONITORING AND EVALUATION EXECUTIVE
UMCOR is seeking a monitoring and evaluation executive to focus on UMCOR’s international programs in health, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, food security, emergency response, and social and community development. Interested? Read more and apply online.
MEDIA: NEW ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING VIDEO
UMCOR staff members share why the One Great Hour of Sharing offering is important in the US, Haiti, Nicaragua, and around the world in this new video. One Great Hour of Sharing is this Sunday, March 10.
RESOURCE: ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING RESOURCES
Even though One Great Hour of Sharing is this Sunday, March 10, it’s not too late to get resources to help celebrate this important offering. Online resources such as bulletin inserts and sermon starters are available online at www.umcgiving.org/OGHS. If this Sunday is not a good time in your church calendar for One Great Hour of sharing, you can celebrate the offering at any time during the year or give online.
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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