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UMCOR News Stories

1 Dec 2016 Southeastern Wildfire
The wildfires in the southeastern United States have been threatening people, property, pets, and livestock for weeks. Cathy Earl, UMCOR U.S. disaster response manager, has been in communication with ...
1 Dec 2016 Global Ministries Celebrates Giving Tuesday Outcome
More than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
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1 Dec 2016 World AIDS Day: Working Towards An AIDS-Free World
An opportunity to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV.
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28 Nov 2016 Linking Communities with Life-Saving Obstetric Care Through Maternity Waiting Homes
Expectant mothers at the Anoldine Clinic in Zimbabwe.
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22 Nov 2016 Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
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21 Nov 2016 Keeping Our Promise to Children in Liberia
In the face of life-threatening illness, entire communities of subsistence farmers are cut off from health care because there are no connecting roads to the cities where the hospitals are located.
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21 Nov 2016 Giving Tuesday Celebrating Advent Through Mission Commitment
Giving Tuesday is not only about collecting money. It is about awareness of the opportunity and need for individuals, families, congregations, and communities to unite in mission in the season of Adve ...
20 Nov 2016 World Children's Day-Advocating for Children
Generation Transformation is an initiative of Global Ministries to increase opportunities for young adults to engage in mission throughout the connection.
19 Nov 2016 World Toilet Day: November 19
World Toilet Day is about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people in the world living without a toilet. The theme of World Toilet Day 2016 is "toilets and jobs," focusing on how sanitation, or t ...
The Methodist Church of Haiti has provided the desks, chairs, and other educational equipment for the new secondary school building at historic New College Bird.
3 Nov 2016 Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School
UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Haiti celebrate the dedication of a new secondary school building, one of three New College Bird school buildings that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake of ...
2 Nov 2016 Sarah’s Story in Jordan
UMCOR relief-supply kits supplement health workshops for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
(Right) Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, says flood recovery in Louisiana may take 3-5 years. Photo: Courtesy of Louisiana Annual Conference
1 Nov 2016 Recovery in Louisiana: Hope and Promise
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, recognizes the process of disaster recovery from devastating floods in Louisiana, and faces that process with hope as survivors live into the ...
1 Nov 2016 Going the Extra Mile with UMCOR
UMCOR's recent trip to Haiti following devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
26 Oct 2016 Water and Laughter in Iraq
UMCOR and partner GlobalMedic respond to needs in northern Iraq where access to clean drinking water and basic hygiene supplies is severely limited due to ongoing violence.
Floodwaters slowly recede from a neighborhood in Lafayette, La. Photo: Mike DuBose/UMNS
26 Oct 2016 UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding
Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
13 Oct 2016 Reducing the Risk of Disaster
Today, October 13, is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Read how disaster risk reduction is an approach that seeks to alleviate suffering in proactive and long-lasting ways.
UMCOR works with partners to respond to emergency needs of communities hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, particularly Haiti.
7 Oct 2016 UMCOR Responds Quickly to Hurricane Damage in Haiti
UMCOR works with partners to respond to emergency needs of communities hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, particularly Haiti.
4 Oct 2016 Preparing for Matthew
As Hurricane Matthew barrels through the Caribbean, UMCOR reaches out to partners in preparation for response.
28 Sep 2016 ‘Bittersweet’ Departure from New York
In a worship service acknowledged by all as “bittersweet,” the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries celebrated the rich history of Methodist mission work in New York on Sept. 27 as part of its ...
In response to the overflow of migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle, La Trinidad UMC becomes an emergency transitional relief center to help those needing shelter, food, and more.
27 Sep 2016 La Trinidad UMC Opens Its Doors to Refugees
In response to the overflow of migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle, La Trinidad UMC becomes an emergency transitional relief center to help those needing shelter, food, and more.
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22 Sep 2016 UMCOR Relief Supplies Are Visible Sign of Hope
UMCOR relief supplies bring hope to flood survivors in Louisiana, and connects volunteers with disaster survivors.
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16 Sep 2016 Director of United Methodist Relief Work in the United States Accepts New Position
Gregory A. Forrester, UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response executive, resigns to accept new post as CEO of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).
Cash donations are among the best ways to help in an emergency. Other material donations may seem appropriate but can easily overwhelm a community that is already reeling from a disaster. PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Kim
15 Sep 2016 Donate This, Not That!
Know the best ways you can help when disaster strikes.
14 Sep 2016 UMCOR Builds a Future with Vulnerable Communities in Haiti
Pavilus Linoise, a single mother of four, is proud of the business she is growing, thanks to training she received from UMCOR Haiti’s SEED project.
8 Sep 2016 UMC ERT Volunteers response to Hermine
South Carolina United Methodists celebrate “Labor Day of Love” helping families impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.


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