United Methodist Committee on Relief

Disaster Response

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UMCOR responds to disasters of great magnitude that overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to suffering people throughout the world. UMCOR works in partnership with United Methodist Churches and other local partners to address immediate relief and achieve sustainable recovery. This is done in a manner that is consistent with global initiatives, standards, and best practices, with respect for the individuals, families, and communities who “own their recovery.” 

In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:

• Offers disaster preparedness training
• Provides essential relief supplies
• Supports long-term rebuilding efforts
• Assists communities as they adapt

UMCOR provides funding, training, expertise, and facilitates partnerships to achieve programmatic goals.  

While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis.

Disaster Response News

UMCOR Hurricane Response Points to the Power of Local Partnerships
When disaster occurs the United Methodist Committee on Relief is there to help people recover from the catastrophe and put their lives back ...
Call for Prayer for Indonesia in Wake of Tsunami
Let us be in prayer and loving solidarity with the people of Indonesia in the wake of a December 23 tsunami that caused hundreds of deaths a ...
Wildfire Recovery in California
For communities affected by the Camp and Woolsey Fires, UMCOR has provided immediate relief and is now turning to long-term recovery.
UMCOR Leaders Approve $8.2 Million in Grants
Donations to Global Humanitarian Aid and Development Agency to Support Food Insecurity, Migration, Renewable Energy Efforts Around the World
Flood Bucket Challenge unites seminary in disaster response
Students at the Boston University School of Theology find a creative way to aid Hurricane Maria survivors.
The Duke Endowment Awards $5 Million in Hurricane Relief for the Carolinas
UMCOR will address immediate recovery needs in communities that were impacted by Hurricane Florence.
New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs
Grants approved by UMCOR’s directors during their Oct. 12 meeting addressed all issues reaching out to vulnerable populations in the world’s ...
'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael
United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern U.S. are beginning a massive rebuilding job after being damaged by Hurricane Michael, buo ...
United Methodists gear up for Michael relief
United Methodists across the southeast are preparing to offer long-term relief after the most powerful hurricane in nearly 50 years slammed ...
Support and solidarity for Indonesia
Thomas Kemper calls on United Methodists to join him in prayer and compassion for the thousands who perished in the recent earthquake and ts ...

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