United Methodist Committee on Relief


UMCOR News Stories 2010

UMCOR Justice for our Neighbors Ministry Helps Survivors of Human Trafficking
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is committed to preventing human trafficking and has programs around the world to empower those who have survived slavery
Refuge for Survivors of Human Trafficking
Anahit*, 24, lived in a small town in Armenia. She has no parents, only a sister and a brother who migrated to Russia in search of employment.
United Methodists Respond with Prayer, Aid for Haiti
Many are feared dead in the earthquake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 and was centered about 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince.
UMCOR Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti
A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti yesterday, causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared dead.
Concerns Mount for Missing UMCOR Workers
United Methodists throughout the world are saying prayers; donating time, talent and money; and planning relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people even as the church worries abou ...
Missing Mission Executive Seen Entering Destroyed Hotel
Three missing United Methodist mission executives were seen entering the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince shortly before the Jan. 12 earthquake rocked the capital, destroying the hotel.
Mission Workers Found Alive in Ruins of Haitian Hotel
We thank God for answered prayers! Reports from Haiti indicated that three staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries have been found and are alive after 55 hours in the rubble of the Hot ...
UMCOR Staff and the People of Haiti Still Need Prayers and Gifts
Two of three staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) trapped for days under the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are back in the United States.
United Methodist Relief Executive Dies Before Rescue from Hotel Ruins in Haiti
The Rev. Dr. Sam Dixon, head of the humanitarian relief agency of The United Methodist Church, died before he could be rescued from the rubble of a hotel destroyed by the earthquake that hit Haiti on ...
Samuel W. Dixon, Jr.: Man of Faith and Compassion
Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., age 60, died doing what he loved to do: working for the welfare of the poor and rejected of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.
UMCOR Joins on-the-Ground Relief for Haiti
The United Methodist Committee on Relief and a host of other faith-based groups are on the ground in Haiti as they determine how to assist earthquake survivors.
Haitian Methodists and UMCOR Size Up Needs
As the day starts to become night, mothers tend to their crying babies by the pale blue light of cell phones.
Haiti Methodists Offer ‘Healing Love’ to Survivors
Clara “Jean”Arnwine, one of a team of volunteers from Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, died of injuries she suffered after being trapped inside the Haiti Eye Clinic just blocks away fr ...
Fallen Colleagues Remembered at Hotel Montana
Walking up the curving driveway to the Hotel Montana, Melissa Crutchfield stopped several time to pick flowers.
Haitians Get Keys to Clean Water Through UMCOR Partnership
In 20 minutes, Sharlene Jean learned how to save her community.
Remembering UMCOR Leader, Sam Dixon
In a service filled with references to the Wesleyan tradition, family, friends and colleagues gathered at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC to remember and honor the life of Sa ...
Food, Water, Housing Top Priorities for Haitians
Those are the top needs a group of 29 church and community leaders told three executives from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Asked which is the most important, the group said all three.
Memorial Service in New York City Set for Mission Leaders Who Died in Haiti
memorial service for the Rev. Samuel W. Dixon and the Rev. Clinton Rabb is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Texas Mission Leader Will Link Haiti Relief Work to US Churches
A Texas mission leader with extensive experience in disaster relief will serve as liaison between United Methodist operations in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake and the enormous response of ...
UMCOR Continues to Bring Health and Hope to Indonesia
More than five years after devastating tsunamis destroyed homes, livelihoods and lives in Indonesia, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Indonesia office continues to partner with communi ...
UMCOR Begins Pilot Aid Project for Haitians
Six young Haitian Methodists spent an afternoon dividing 55-pound bags of rice and 100-pound bags of beans into family-sized portions to feed more than 160 families who have had little assistance sinc ...
Haitian Church Members Distribute UMCOR Food to Neighbors
Louis and Madame Felix, 74 and 76, were the first to receive a white plastic bag containing 18 pounds of rice, three pounds of beans, a quart of cooking oil and a one-pound bag of salt from the United ...
Volunteering in Haiti
The following letter from the Rev. Gesner Paul, President of the Eglise M├ęthodiste d'Haiti (EMH), outlines the steps being taken to prepare for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) teams to ...
UMCOR: 70 Years of Hope
For 70 years the people of The United Methodist Church have put the spirit of Micah 6:8 into action through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
You Can Help Haiti Now
United Methodists and many people of good will in the U.S. and around the world have been deeply touched by the affects of the massive earthquake in Haiti last month and are anxious to help.