UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Responding to Northwest Forest Fires

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Deadly wildfires continue to burn in California, though containment of the fires is increasing. Some residents are now able to return to their homes, however, many others are still under evacuation orders.

UMCOR already awarded an emergency grant of $10,000 to The California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church to support relief efforts. UMCOR staff is directly engaged with the annual conference to determine additional opportunities to provide support and aid impacted communities.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Seven states in the northwest are reporting widespread fires. UMCOR is in communication with Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in the northwest who are monitoring active forest fires.

At this time, there are no requests for volunteers or material donations. Please pray for the safety of evacuating families, fire officials, and the many people responding through UMC conferences and churches.

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