United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • Aftershock Reaches Haitians in U.S. - Immediately following the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Rev. Thomas Toussaint waited and wept with congregants who called or came by the Haitian mission he pastors in Orlando, Florida.
  • 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 Methodist Committee on Relief Jan. 29.
  • Haitians Mourn Losses from Quake - The people of Haiti took three days of remembrance, Feb. 12 to 14, to mourn their losses, including family and friends as well as their homes and livelihoods.
  • Immigration Services Available at JFON Clinics - In the wake of last month’s earthquake in Haiti, the US government extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian immigrants living in the United States.
  • JFON Helps Haitians in US Find Balance - For tens of thousands of Haitian immigrants in the US, trying to maintain some semblance of balance among home, job and extended family is an ordinarily demanding task.
  • Large Korean-American Church Gives Generously to Haiti - On February 1, 2010, the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, Queens, gave $60,000 to UMCOR relief efforts in Haiti. Church parishioners gave about $45,000 through a special offering, and the church gave the rest.
  • Mission Leaders who Died in Haiti Remembered - Amid numerous calls to embrace with renewed vigor the baptismal commitment to mission, hundreds of colleagues, friends, ecumenical partners and family members celebrated the lives of Rev. Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., and Rev. Clinton C. Rabb in a memorial service this afternoon at Riverside Church in New York City.
  • UMCOR Concludes Laba And Siga Ii Projects in Aceh - UMCOR Indonesia today concluded two major income generation projects in Aceh, Indonesia, that will continue to benefit more than 1,000 families affected by the 2004 tsunami.
  • UMCOR Field Office Opens in Haiti - The United Methodist Committee on Relief opened a field office in Port-au-Prince and is hiring full-time staff as part of a five-year plan to help rebuild Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
  • UMCOR Relief Efforts in Haiti: One Month after the Quake - One month after a 7.0 earthquake tore through Haiti, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is digging in its heels for a long-term recovery effort in the Caribbean nation.
  • UMCOR Responds to Earthquake in Chile - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to the needs of people affected by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile early on Saturday.
  • 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).
  • United Methodists Keep Focus on Haiti - The overwhelming response to assist the people of Haiti is an inspiration across The United Methodist Church
  • Volunteering in Haiti - The following letter from the Rev. Gesner Paul, President of the Eglise Méthodiste d'Haiti (EMH), outlines the steps being taken to prepare for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) teams to respond to the needs of the people in Haiti following the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.
  • 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.