United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

6 Aug 2013 China: Aid to Quake-hit Communities
UMCOR is supporting relief and recovery efforts in China after two earthquakes caused severe damage, injury, and loss of life.
5 Aug 2013 After the Storm
Laura Wise, mission intern serving in the Philippines, shares the harsh effects that Typhoon Pablo had on the Compostela Valley community.
1 Aug 2013 Health in Africa’s Own Hands
UMCOR has helped establish a dozen United Methodist health boards across 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
31 Jul 2013 A New Partnership is Forged in Haiti
UMCOR and USAID partner to provide an integrated suite of services for two communities in Haut Damier, Haiti.
30 Jul 2013 Worst (and Best) Donations Ever...
A look at some of the worst donations given during a time of disaster, and the top five donations that really count.
26 Jul 2013 Congo Leaders, Overseas Partners Set Course
The Central Congo Episcopal Area hosted a round-table meeting with key partners to assess ministry priorities.
26 Jul 2013 Upper NY Bishop Tours Areas Hardest Hit by Recent Flooding
Bishop Mark J. Webb, Upper NY Annual Conference, tours Oneida, Herkimer and Fort Plain in NY, areas hardest hit by June flooding.
25 Jul 2013 A Drop in the Bucket
After a five-week study on environmental issues, First UMC in Georgetown, Texas, support an UMCOR water program in DR Congo.
23 Jul 2013 Philippines: Learning to Reduce Risk
At the Methodist-founded Harris Memorial College in the Philippines, disaster risk reduction is a vital part of its curriculum.
18 Jul 2013 India Floods Bring Countless Losses
UMCOR through partner Casa-India, provides emergency relief to populations in India affected by heavy monsoon rains and floods.
16 Jul 2013 After Explosion, Texas Town Stays Strong
UMCOR and voluntary organizations train case managers to aid survivors of April’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
11 Jul 2013 DR Congo: Pursuit of Excellence in Health
The Center of Excellence, supported by UMCOR, combats HIV and AIDS in DR Congo with an all-volunteer medical staff of just 16 people.
9 Jul 2013 Mali: Challenges Remain
UMCOR is supporting efforts to bring food and water to Mali’s internally displaced persons through partners IBC and GlobalMedic.
8 Jul 2013 United Methodists Embrace Tornado Survivors
Several streets in Moore, OK have become unofficially named "Methodist Row," due to helpful UM volunteers.
8 Jul 2013 Following Devastation, Two Entrepreneurs Look Forward
Food assistance for families affected by the Pakistan-Iran earthquake provides hope for the future.
5 Jul 2013 In Armenia: UMCOR Helps Change Farmers’ Lives
Through UMCOR-supported Getap Agricultural Cooperative in Armenia, farmers receive the machinery, training and tools to successfully go to market.
2 Jul 2013 Greg Forrester Reflects on Generosity
UMCOR’s US Disaster Response head takes delight in UM churches working in their communities to offer hope to those affected by disaster.
1 Jul 2013 Former United Methodist Missionary to Lead United Methodist Committee on Relief
The Rev. Dr. Denise Honeycutt, a pastor from Virginia and former Global Ministries’ missionary, will serve as the new deputy general secretary of UMCOR.
28 Jun 2013 Gospel Fest Supports Water in Zimbabwe
Nevada City UMC raises funds for UMCOR water project in Zimbabwe through music, food and fellowship.
27 Jun 2013 A New Day in Mission
A new plane for Gaston Ntambo, UM pilot for Wings of the Morning, means more life-giving opportunities for critically-ill patients.
26 Jun 2013 Oklahomans Grateful Even in Disaster
Kevin Walker, First UMC’s disaster relief center director, stays encouraged and grateful amidst challenging Oklahoma tornado recovery.
25 Jun 2013 Boosting Aid to Syria’s Displaced
UMCOR with partners extend practical and material aid to Syria’s displaced population.
21 Jun 2013 Facts About FEMA – And How UMCOR Fits In
A look at FEMA’s disaster recovery process and how UMCOR’s disaster ministry complements the work of government agencies.
20 Jun 2013 Strengthening Hospital Care in DR Congo
Staff at Samuteb UM Hospital creatively take care of patient needs while strengthening and support come from UMCOR.
18 Jun 2013 Experiencing Community and Faith in Sierra Leone
Ted Warnock, a GM missionary serving UMCOR, shares about an interfaith community in Bo, Sierra Leone who lost their limbs during the war.