United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR News Stories

7 Aug 2014 Gaza Emergency Response Includes Food and Water for Displaced
With support from UMCOR, partner ANERA distributes relief aid in Gaza.
Beatrice Gbanga (left), medical and health coordinator for the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in Sierra Leone, is briefed on efforts to contain the Ebola virus by Mbalu Fonnie, head nurse in the hemorrhagic fever ward at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
7 Aug 2014 Ebola Emergency
UMCOR responds to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as the fatal illness continues to take its toll.
6 Aug 2014 A Prayer for the World
Janjay Innis, missionary through the US-2 young adult program, offers a prayer for the world amid recent crisis and events.
5 Aug 2014 The United Methodist Church Responds to the Ebola Crisis
Support is provided through West African church leaders and health boards, regional church facilities and missionaries, and UMCOR.
How is flood recovery in Florida like a glacier?
5 Aug 2014 'Recovery Moves Like a Glacier'
How is flood recovery in Florida like a glacier?
31 Jul 2014 Long-term Recovery Training Draws A Crowd
Arkansas newspaper highlights UMCOR and CWS disaster response training event.
31 Jul 2014 Beatrice Gbanga: United Methodist Health Board Coordinator
“I believe in community,” says Gbanga, unsung hero of our United Methodist efforts in Sierra Leone.
30 Jul 2014 In Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Heads Ebola Task Force
Sirleaf, a United Methodist, called on Liberians to build awareness for prevention of the disease that has claimed 124 lives in her country.
30 Jul 2014 Help Support the Texas Border Crisis Response
Here’s what you can do to help United Methodist church efforts, from Laredo to Brownsville.
29 Jul 2014 Ukraine: In the Midst of Conflict, Relief
An update on the Ukraine conflict and how local churches are bringing relief.
At the UMCOR-supported Care Villa, in Mae La Refugee Camp, Thailand, a survivor blinded by a landmine plays violin for fellow-residents.  Music education is part of the Villa’s psychosocial therapy.
29 Jul 2014 Myanmar and Thailand: Limiting Landmine Danger
UMCOR and partner Clear Path International assist survivors of landmine explosions and seek to reduce risks of new incidents.
25 Jul 2014 UMCOR Assists Organizations Supporting Worker and Immigrant Rights
Grants administered by Church World Service help two organizations protect the rights of immigrant workers in their communities.
24 Jul 2014 Israel/Palestine: Call to Pray and Respond
Missionaries Alex Awad and Kristen Brown offer a prayer and urge United Methodists to pray for the Israel/Palestine conflict.
24 Jul 2014 U.S. Religious Leaders Embrace Cause of Immigrant Children
A New York Times article details ecumenical compassion, including that of United Methodists, for immigrants crossing U.S. border.
Armine (second girl from the right holding a black folder), is part of folklore dancing group that presented a traditional Armenian dance during a regional event.
24 Jul 2014 Investing in Armenia’s Future by Supporting Youth
In just two years, more than 1,400 students realize their dream of higher education with support from UMCOR.
The town of Harvest, Alabama, has lost 57 people to tornadoes over the past several decades.
22 Jul 2014 After Losses, Alabama Town Plans Shelter
For a small Alabama town, a storm shelter will stem a tide of loss.
21 Jul 2014 Church Seeks to Meet Needs in Border Crisis
United Methodists are working to ease the crisis due to a sharply increased flow of unaccompanied minors and others from Central America coming into the United States.
A top cement producer in Haiti offers gainful employment to five community members in Haut Damier, Haiti.
18 Jul 2014 ‘Cementing’ Livelihoods in Haiti
A top cement producer in Haiti offers gainful employment to five community members in Haut Damier, Haiti.
16 Jul 2014 Hard Labor Yields Hope, Relationships
Youth volunteers help repair flood damage in Sterling, Colorado. Read a local news report about the UMVIM teams.
UMCOR aids partner in food relief to mine explosion survivors.
15 Jul 2014 Turkey: Caring in Disaster’s Aftermath
UMCOR aids partner in food relief to mine explosion survivors.
11 Jul 2014 Faith-Based Organizations Host Disaster Recovery Volunteers in Alaska
Faith-based organizations in Anchorage and Fairbanks are welcoming hundreds of volunteers as they help rebuild communities hit by last year’s flooding and ice jams along the Yukon River.
Parish Nurse Jill Gosswiller takes the blood pressure of Melva Edwards following worship at the First United Methodist Church in Albany, Oregon. Gosswiller sets up in the congregation's chapel and church members line up to get their blood pressure checked and discuss other health concerns with her.
10 Jul 2014 Five Things You Can Do to Start a Health Ministry
Survey provides insight into church needs for enhancing or starting a healthy ministry.
9 Jul 2014 Young Children Raise UMCOR Awareness
Young children in Brunswick, Georgia, raise money and awareness for UMCOR disaster relief.
8 Jul 2014 After Tornado, Missouri Church Focuses on Disaster Response
Three years after a tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, the town is recovering well. In the heart of it all, Saint Paul UMC maintains a focus on disaster response.
An Early Response Team from South Carolina pitches in to help during Alabama’s tornado recovery.
8 Jul 2014 'Lives Were Changed Forever' in Alabama
Alabama remembers 2011 storms and responds to new tornadoes.

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