United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • Cynthia Harvey - Meet Cynthia Harvey, the new head of UMCOR. Learn about her passion and vision on behalf of the UMC.
  • Flooding in Indonesia Forces Hundreds from Homes - Torrential rain and gale-force winds struck Banda Aceh, Indonesia, June 5 - 6, and brought significant flooding to several villages. Buildings were damaged, trees downed, and hundreds of people were forced from their homes.
  • Help Tennessee Recover - It will be at least 2 years before the people of TN recover from the 2010 flood. Your help is URGENTLY needed.
  • L’Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti Plans for the Future - In the midst of recovery following the January 12 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, staff from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) met with more than 25 leaders of the Methodist Church of Haiti (EMH) to strategize long-term development in the Caribbean nation.
  • Love and Hardship in Tennessee - “There is so much energy and love outpoured; it breaks your heart thinking about the hardships that lie ahead,” said Rev. Jason Brock, Disaster Response coordinator for the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
  • People’s Stories Inspire Domestic Disaster Exec - It is people’s stories that inspire the Rev. F. Thomas Hazelwood, the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s executive in charge of domestic disaster response in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • The Gift of Water - After war in Afghanistan in the 1980s chased Masoom, a farmer, and millions of his compatriots into Pakistan, the land in his native Duuda Must village lay abandoned and its underground irrigation system, or kariz, collapsed.
  • Transition in Tennessee—Maybe - For those who can afford it, June will be a month of transition from cleanup to rebuilding after historic floods in Tennessee damaged or destroyed homes and businesses last month.
  • UMCOR at Seventy - Seventy years after its founding as a short-term response to suffering, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues to respond to people in need, to stand with them through natural and human-made disasters, and to support their hopes for development, security, growth, and healing.
  • UMCOR Issues Appeal for Flood Survivors - As a “1,000-year flood” drenched the southeastern United States early last month, viewers were glued to their TVs and other media.
  • Zimbabwe Maize Meal Distribution - Drought, cholera, HIV/AIDS, and economic meltdown came together in early 2010 to plunge to a new low Zimbabwe’s already considerable humanitarian crisis.