UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

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16 Apr 2015 Understanding Disaster Risk Reduction and the Environment
Disaster Risk Reduction is essential to living in harmony with nature.
UMCOR school kits were distributed at Ligitolo church and school in South Sudan.
14 Apr 2015 Relief-Supply Kits Make a Difference in South Sudan
Relief supply kits are a vital part of UMCOR’s support in South Sudan.
World Fair Trade Day is May 9: Get your church involved.
9 Apr 2015 Fair Trade is an Act of Social Justice
World Fair Trade Day is May 9: Get your church involved.
8 Apr 2015 Identifying and Supporting Projects Meaningful to Youth
Youth Bank in Sudan allows youths to identify and monitor programs for young people.
Members of all ages from the Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Georgia assembled 1,246 health kits, exceeding their relief kit challenge.
7 Apr 2015 UMCOR Needs Health, School Kits
Another UMC sets and surpasses a relief-kit challenge.
Volunteer Cuban construction teams smooth out cement that will become the foundation of a new home.
31 Mar 2015 More than 60 Homes Built in Cuba after Sandy
UMCOR is working with the Methodist Church in Cuba to rebuild 100 homes and 21 churches.
27 Mar 2015 Mission Agency Completes Purchase of Atlanta Property
Global Ministries finalizes purchase of Grace UMC property in Atlanta.
After more than a decade of HIV and AIDS, STI and TB prevention work, UMCOR Armenia extends its health focus to women’s reproductive health, particularly breast cancer awareness. PHOTO CREDIT: J. Santiago
26 Mar 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness, Extension of Health-Based Work in Armenia
UMCOR Armenia extends its health-based work into another critical area: women’s reproductive health.
26 Mar 2015 UMCOR Assesses Damage After Tornado Outbreak
UMCOR confers with conference disaster response coordinators after tornado outbreak.
Participants and trainers gather for a group photo on the last day of the UMCOR/Asia Partner training.
24 Mar 2015 UMCOR and Reps from 11 Countries Gather on Disaster Response Readiness
UMCOR International Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction staff hosted the weeklong gathering in the Philippines.
A view of Mtskheta, a city in Kartli province of Georgia. It is one of the oldest cities of Georgia, located more than 12 miles north of Tbilisi, the country’s capital.
19 Mar 2015 GEOCOR Emerges from Georgia Field Mission
UMCOR has empowered a new, local organization to continue its humanitarian work in Georgia.
UMCOR’s partnership with Mennonite Disaster Service has enabled more people in Mississippi to get back home. PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of MDS
17 Mar 2015 Ecumenical Tornado Response in Mississippi
In Mississippi, UMCOR and Mennonites find strength together.
16 Mar 2015 UMCOR Celebrates 75th at Atlantic City Church
UMCOR returned to its New Jersey roots in a joyful celebration of 75 years of service.
16 Mar 2015 UMCOR Assessing Response to Vanuatu Cyclone
Cyclone Pam tore through the island nation of Vanuatu over the weekend and caused widespread destruction.
11 Mar 2015 At 75: UMCOR Training Extends Church’s Reach in Disasters
UMCOR’s focus on formal training for church members responding to disasters has increased over the years, especially since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
UMCOR is able to give 100 percent of designated funds to help those in need, thanks to One Great Hour of Sharing. Photo: Kathleen Barry, UMNS
10 Mar 2015 Celebrate One Great Hour of Sharing This Sunday
How does One Great Hour of Sharing work?
Assembling UMCOR relief-supply kits is an activity for all ages. PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Kim
5 Mar 2015 'Do Something Here and Now'
Can your church meet UMCOR’s Relief-Kit Challenge?
3 Mar 2015 At 75, UMCOR Still Connected To Greater New Jersey
UMCOR honors its birth state of New Jersey with a special 75th anniversary celebration at Asbury UMC, as faithful long-term recovery is remembered.
75 Years Continue
3 Mar 2015 75 Years—How UMCOR Continues to Make a Difference
UMCOR remains constant and relevant in a changing world.
Volunteers discuss how to repair deer fencing in Paternos, Wash.   PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Truitt
3 Mar 2015 One Great Hour of Sharing is March 15
Out of the headlines — in UMCOR’s care.
Welcoming congregations open arms to children in California-Pacific Conference.
24 Feb 2015 UMCOR, CAL-PAC Respond to Immigrant Children
Welcoming congregations open arms to children in California-Pacific Conference.
UMCOR responds to multiple disasters and prepares for future transition.
24 Feb 2015 UMCOR 75th Anniversary: The Current Decade (2011 to 2014)
UMCOR responds to multiple disasters and prepares for future transition.
UMCOR will mark One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday with a service of celebration at the New Jersey church where it was founded in 1940.
19 Feb 2015 UMCOR Marks Special Sunday and its 75th Anniversary at Historic Church
UMCOR will mark One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday with a service of celebration at the New Jersey church where it was founded in 1940.
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17 Feb 2015 75 Years—The 2000s
After the 9/11 tragedy, the work of UMCOR is further defined and results in multiple office openings in response to human need.
The once dilapidated walls of the kindergarten at Ein el-Hilweh camp are now greatly improved thanks to a grant from UMCOR.
17 Feb 2015 Preschools Refurbished for Syrian Refugee Children
UMCOR and ANERA partner to create safe, hope-filled learning environment for the smallest refugees.


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