United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • After Tornadoes a Light of Hope - After some 200 tornadoes tore through the US South at the end of last week, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with annual conferences to assess damages, convene volunteers, and extend the light of Easter hope across a ravaged landscape.
  • In Cote d’Ivoire, Prayers for a Quick Resolution - As the conflict in Cote d’Ivoire appeared to reach its climax today, United Methodist sources there and in the US called for prayer for a quick resolution and the restoration of peace
  • Partners in Providing Shelter - More than 3,200 families in Haiti will soon have transitional, upgradeable, or permanent housing, thanks to collaborations between UMCOR and three different humanitarian organizations.
  • Setting a Vision - During its spring board of directors meeting, UMCOR approved significant funding for disaster relief in Japan and Haiti and advanced its strategic planning process.
  • Severe Weather Continues to Haunt South - As severe weather continued to wrack the South, UMCOR worked with United Methodist annual conferences to assess damages and respond to survivors. Violent weather is expected to continue in the coming days.
  • Standing With the People of Japan - As the full impact of last month’s devastating disaster in Japan unfolds, UMCOR is standing with the Japanese people to help them bring hope, healing, and comfort to those in need.
  • Storms Leave a Trail of Death and Damages - UMCOR is in contact with bishops and disaster response personnel in annual conferences affected by last night’s storms to assess damages and next steps to assist communities in need.
  • UMCOR Underscores Commitment to Storm-ravaged South - UMCOR underscored today its “absolute commitment” to communities impacted by this year’s historic spring storms, even though the organization’s US Disaster Response funds are extraordinarily tight.