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A volunteer team pauses in their work on a flood-damaged home in Colorado.  PHOTO CREDIT: Charmaine Robled
7 Jul 2015 Volunteers Needed!
To Do List: 1) Volunteer…
7 Jul 2015 Church Delivers Food, Water in Wake of Ebola
The United Methodist Church in Liberia is providing hot meals, food and building wells.
7 Jul 2015 Youths Support Flood Recovery in Rocky Mountain Conference
Lawrence, Kansas, youth group give their all to helping flood survivors in Colorado.
Grassroots International Group, Brazil. Photo: Grassroots International.
2 Jul 2015 UMCOR Aids Brazil Farmers
Impoverished farmers gain title to land and employ sustainable, earth-friendly farming methods.
30 Jun 2015 The Fun UMCOR Had at Youth 2015
UMCOR went to Youth 2015, a United Methodist event for middle and high schoolers. See what we did!
Villagers in India cleaned a pond and, at the same time, made themselves less vulnerable to disaster. PHOTO CREDIT: Satyajit Das
30 Jun 2015 Youth in India Inspire Others to Action in Reducing Disaster Risk
Youths motivate a village, and women come out in force to help reduce disaster risk.
Santino Garang Maduok, UMCOR South Sudan hygiene promotion officer, facilitates a CLTS session in a community in Northern Bahr el Gazal state, mapping out OD areas and their relationship to other village activities. PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Barbee
25 Jun 2015 Communities in South Sudan Work Together for Healthier Sanitation
Communities identify and remedy sanitation issues, a pathway to improved health and well-being.
The North Texas Conference trucked more than 14,500 health kits to the UMCOR Sager Brown supply depot. PHOTO CREDIT: Marji Bishir Hill
23 Jun 2015 North Texas Surpasses Relief-Kit Challenge Goal
Can your conference rise to a kit challenge?
18 Jun 2015 Alaska Fires: God Is Present
Global Ministries church and community worker Fran Lynch offers firsthand account of fires raging outside of Anchorage, Alaska.
This drawing will soon be reality.  By the end of the summer, a complete storm shelter in one Alabama community will protect nearly 500 people.
16 Jun 2015 Cal-Pac Prepares for 2017 Disaster Risk Reduction Training
Churches are buying into disaster risk reduction and recognizing the ways they can reduce disaster risk.
Internally displaced families in Yemen’s main port city of Aden. Photo: IRIN
11 Jun 2015 UMCOR Helps 5000 People Receive Food Aid in Yemen
In the midst of conflict, UMCOR helps ensure families have food.
Nepalese children begin returning to school in early June, so the distribution of school kits to 4,000 young people with support from UMCOR and IsraAID will make a big difference. Photo: Education International (Creative Commons License)
9 Jun 2015 UMCOR and Partners Meet a Variety of Nepal Recovery Needs
UMCOR has so far provided about $625,000 in relief aid after a devastating earthquake.
Kima (left) and Ararat Mkrtchyans learned recently to keep bees—and benefited from the nutritious honey the bees produced. PHOTO CREDIT: UMCOR Armenia
4 Jun 2015 UMCOR Helps Armenian Elderly Harvest Honey for Improved Nutrition
Elderly couple benefits from UMCOR, FRB partnership for improved nutrition and, in the process, discover new opportunities to share their joy.
3 Jun 2015 ‘Food for Thought’ Program Helps Build Community Between Refugees and United Methodists in Tucson
Support from an UMCOR refugee ministry grant helps make the program possible.
2 Jun 2015 Supporting Community Life in Afghanistan
For nearly 50 years, United Methodists have partnered with Afghans and other groups on community development needs, despite war and political turmoil.
2 Jun 2015 The Disaster-Prepared Dad
Some different gifts for Father’s Day.
Hurricane season begun June 1 and will run through November 20.
2 Jun 2015 Top Five Disaster Preparedness Tips
How hurricane-ready are you?
29 May 2015 Plains Flood Relief and Recovery Update
Even as rain continues to fall in the U.S. southern plains, disaster responders have one eye on relief and one on long-term recovery.
In Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, where UMCOR’s program is concentrated, more girls are going to school—and staying in school. PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Barbee
28 May 2015 South Sudan: Girls’ Schooling Gains Ground
UMCOR is working to help reverse the historical imbalance in girls’ access to education in South Sudan.
27 May 2015 UMCOR Supports Conference Flood Relief in Texas, Oklahoma
After severe weather caused widespread damage and casualties, UMCOR has issued emergency grants to the responding conferences.
Families gather at the North Hills United Methodist Mission Church in the San Fernando Valley for an immigration legal help clinic. Photo: David Farley
26 May 2015 “You Are Not Alone” Helps Churches Connect with Migrant Children
An UMCOR-supported program helps operate healing camps and retreat programs for migrant children.
21 May 2015 Responding to a Disaster Requires Patience, Process
After spring storms in Texas, the Central Texas Annual Conference offers insight into its response and offers ways the church can help following a disaster.
An training by UMCOR partner Muslim Aid inspired school staff in a primary school in Bangladesh to establish a small committee to manage disaster risk reduction issues by analyzing risks in the school building. PHOTO CREDIT: Muslim Aid
21 May 2015 Disaster Risk Reduction, a Good Investment
Disaster risk reduction saves lives and money.
A displaced family in Iraq receives UMCOR hygiene kits and other basic necessities such shampoo, blankets, and diapers for newborn needs.
19 May 2015 UMCOR and Partners Supply Basic Needs to Families in Syria and Iraq
UMCOR and partners provide relief to displaced families in Syria and Iraq due to the continuing crisis there.
14 May 2015 UMCOR Continues Aid for U.S. Tornado Damage
UMCOR responds to an EF-2 tornado which struck Nashville, Arkansas, and provides assistance for Texas tornado damage.

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