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

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 ...
Filipino United Methodists respond after storms
Coming to terms with the massive devastation brought by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, United Methodists in the Philippines are organizing and mobi ...
Picking up pieces after Philippines super typhoon
United Methodists were picking up the pieces and preparing to assist others after the super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the northern part of the ...
Ready to respond: UMCSC staged to help after Florence floods
The worst is yet to come. Days after Hurricane Florence battered the coastal Carolinas, devastating communities and claiming 32 lives as of ...
Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods
United Methodists in the conference are committed to helping with the recovery and are grateful for the aid already extended.
Across the U.S., United Methodists welcome immigrants
Jesus did not ask for anyone’s credentials before healing, feeding and sharing God’s love,” says Judith Siaba of the Northern Illinois Annua ...

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