United Methodist Committee on Relief

US Disaster Response

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When disasters happen, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for UMCOR’s U.S. disaster training and response.

When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR works with the conference disaster response ministries to provide the following:

• Financial Assistance. Emergency grants may be sent when a bishop of the affected conference contacts UMCOR.
• Expertise. UMCOR’s disaster-response experience and knowledge are made available to those in need.
• Networking. Connections with NGOs, volunteers, experts, local government, and other organizations can help communities recover from disaster.

Visit our Staff Contacts page to be in touch about any of these opportunities.

Support this work with your gift to US Disaster Response, Advance #901670.