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UMCOR News Stories 2014

18 Dec 2014 Boots on the Ground: Haiti and UM Volunteers in Mission
A look at how the UMVIM program has been indispensable in helping to rebuild Haiti over the last 5 years since the 2010 earthquake.
18 Dec 2014 Ten Years Later, Pointing to a Good Tsunami Recovery
After a generous outpouring, United Methodists invested millions to work with communities displaced by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
18 Dec 2014 Sri Lanka: A Decade of UMCOR Service
Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, UMCOR closes its Sri Lanka operations, but its approach to economic and social development lives on.
17 Dec 2014 UMCOR Working to Help Rebuild Winston County, Mississippi
UMCOR has been working with Winston Strong to rebuild a Mississippi community following the April 2014 tornado.
16 Dec 2014 Call for Prayer for the People of Peshawar, Pakistan
Global Ministries head, Thomas Kemper, invites prayers for all affected by a December 16 school bombing.
16 Dec 2014 Christmas Gifts with Meaning
Oklahoma City University students offer campus an opportunity for gift-giving with impact.
11 Dec 2014 Health and School Kits Critically Low
Please help replenish UMCOR’s shelves.
10 Dec 2014 Hope Fulfilled
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia has cut short food supplies. An UMCOR grant helped Mother Mardee Kpoo feed her family.
10 Dec 2014 ‘Anonymous Holy Families’ of Syria
Half of Syria’s population has fled their homes over the course of three years of violent upheaval.
5 Dec 2014 Signs of Hope, Faith and Courage in the Midst of Ebola
Mary Zigbou, United Methodist missionary, shares an update about the Ebola crisis in Liberia.
4 Dec 2014 UMCOR Help Just in the Nick of Time
In the Rocky Mountain Conference, long-term recovery continues, following fierce flooding in Colorado in September 2013.
4 Dec 2014 Serving in Liberia
Priscilla Legay-Jaiah, UM missionary with Global Ministries, shares her gratitude for Ebola response supporters and shares an update.
4 Dec 2014 Legacy of ‘Sacrificial Love’ Continues
UMCOR breaks ground on new dorm named for Global Ministries executives who died in Haiti earthquake.
4 Dec 2014 Re-Visioning Disaster Response
Conference disaster response and UMVIM coordinators meet for annual Disaster Academy at UMCOR Sager Brown.
3 Dec 2014 UMC #GivingTuesday Shows the Strength of a Denomination United
United Methodists respond with extravagant generosity to UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
25 Nov 2014 Local Artisans Reach Far at Algood UMC
Local artisans from a Tennessee church reached across the world.
20 Nov 2014 Offering Help and Hope for 20 Years
Celebrating UMCOR Armenia’s 20 years of relief, help and hope.
18 Nov 2014 Liberia Partners in Mission Together
Participants from 14 annual conferences, including Global Ministries staff, gather at the Liberia Partners Summit to partner, intercede and support the country’s Ebola response.
18 Nov 2014 Help for Recovery after South Asia Floods
UMCOR and partners meet food and hygiene needs after South Asia’s worst monsoon caused devastating floods and landslides.
17 Nov 2014 The United Methodist Struggle Against Ebola in Sierra Leone
Faith community in Sierra Leone is deeply involved in grassroots efforts to stop the spread of Ebola.
17 Nov 2014 Sierra Leone Surgeon Has Died at US Hospital
Dr. Martin Salia, chief medical officer and surgeon at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown, died Nov. 17 from advanced Ebola.
14 Nov 2014 United Methodist Surgeon May Come to U.S. for Ebola Treatment
United Methodist Kissy Hospital surgeon may be coming to U.S. for Ebola treatment, but details have not been confirmed.
14 Nov 2014 Global Ministries Condemns Religious Persecution in Pakistan
United Methodist global mission agency expresses solidarity with Christian communities in Pakistan.
13 Nov 2014 Sierra Leone Hospital Closes After Doctor Gets Ebola
Kissy United Methodist Hospital closes after its chief medical officer and surgeon tests positive for Ebola.
13 Nov 2014 We Can’t Wait: World Toilet Day
The lack of proper sanitation facilities causes 1.8 million preventable deaths each year.