United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • Haiti Relief, Six Months after the Quake - During the half-year since an earthquake unleashed massive destruction in Haiti, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has been devoted to both providing immediate assistance to survivors and laying the groundwork for a large-scale, long-term recovery effort.
  • Indonesian Communities Rebuild through Creative Arts - Kopwan Inong Aceh, an Indonesian women’s cooperative supported by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), was represented at the fourth annual Indonesia Creative Products Exhibition in Jakarta. Some 700 organizations or individuals participated in the event.
  • Justice For Our Neighbors: Dallas/Fort Worth - The Old Testament is full of scriptures admonishing God's people to treat immigrants with compassion and fairness. Exodus 23:9 states, "Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt." And again in Deuteronomy 24:14: "Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns.
  • Navigating a Landscape of Hope in Haiti - Over the course of our 70-year history in relief and recovery work around the world—from Louisiana to Indonesia—the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has learned that recovery following a catastrophic event takes time if it is to be effective.
  • The Spirit is Stirring - I awakened this morning with a tension in my heart. On the one hand it ached and on the other it danced for joy. Today marks the six month anniversary of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. As I sit in the office of the late Rev. Sam Dixon, former head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), who lost his life in the earthquake along with so many others-my heart aches. For those that still live in tents with great uncertainty-my heart aches.
  • Voices from Haiti: Fabiola - Fabiola Chikel is a college student at the University of Quisqueya in Haiti studying pediatrics. The General Board of Global Ministries supports her studies with an International Leadership Development grant.
  • Voices from Haiti: Madame Remy - Madame Remy lives in the Corail resettlement camp in Haiti because her home in Delma was destroyed in the January 12 earthquake. She says here is a collective sadness in the camp because of the earthquake and the associated losses.
  • Volunteer Teams Aid in Haiti Recovery - The Rev. Tom Vencuss was in a good mood as he stood on the porch of the Methodist Guest House in Port-au-Prince the afternoon of Jan. 12.