United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • A Bold Act of Compassion - Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, UMCOR developed a multifaceted response in the United States and overseas, including a still ongoing program in Afghanistan.
  • Casualties and Damages in Himalayas after Earthquake - A house destroyed by the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Kathmandu, Nepal, is seen in Bhaktapur, September 18, 2011.
  • Fighting Fires in Texas - “We may need a new church van by the time this is over,” said Laura Young of Linden United Methodist Church’s efforts to help Texas fire fighters battle nearly a dozen fires in Cass County, Texas.
  • Hope Among the Ashes in Texas - A North Texas Annual Conference Early Response team offers hope to survivors of devastating wildfires in Bastrop, Texas.
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week - Mental illness is often a hidden disability, but in any given year more than a quarter of Americans can be found to be living with mental illness.
  • Sending a Message of Help and Hope - UMCOR is responding to widespread flooding in the Susquehanna Annual Conference and elsewhere, a consequence of Tropical Storm Lee.
  • The Journey of Mintu Pal - Mintu Pal is a construction worker who was laboring in the Indian state of Sikkim, when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck the area on September 18. He tells his story to UMCOR partner CASA-India.
  • Together Through Storm and Flood - During a lull in the rains that have lashed the East Coast and inland areas since Hurricane Irene lumbered through, personnel from UMCOR and the New York Annual Conference visited storm survivors and began assessing damages.
  • UMCOR Responds to Typhoon Nesat - UMCOR, through its Philippines field office, is assessing damages provoked by Typhoon Nesat, which roared through the island nation earlier this week.