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UMCOR News Stories 2016

Donate This, Not That!
Know the best ways you can help when disaster strikes.
UMCOR Builds a Future with Vulnerable Communities in Haiti
Pavilus Linoise, a single mother of four, is proud of the business she is growing, thanks to training she received from UMCOR Haiti’s SEED project.
UMC ERT Volunteers response to Hermine
South Carolina United Methodists celebrate “Labor Day of Love” helping families impacted by Tropical Storm Hermine.
The Strength of Flood Survivors in West Virginia
Pastor Lee Ann Dunlap of Grace UMC in McConnelsville, Ohio, shares her experience after visiting some of the hardest-hit communities in West Virginia affected by severe flooding.
UMCOR Responds to Louisiana Floods
In the wake of severe flooding in Louisiana, UMCOR assists the Louisiana Annual Conference with grant funds and several thousand cleaning buckets for distribution to affected households.
How UMCOR Stretches Your “Disaster Dollar”
What is a “low-attention” disaster?
Peru: Building Capacity to Reduce Disaster Risk
UMCOR trains communities in Peru how to protect themselves against future hazards, lessening their risk of disasters, and empowering them to respond.
In Zimbabwe, UMCOR Equips Community to Ensure Safe Water
In Zimbabwe, UMCOR revitalizes a water-point committee and equips them to rehabilitate and maintain its clean water source at Kafura Secondary School.
Flood Recovery Wraps Up
Volunteers are still needed to help Detroit residents repair their damaged homes two years after devastating floods.
With UMCOR School Kits, Cambodian Children Are Ready to Study
In rural Cambodia, UMCOR and partner provide students nearly 17,000 school kits.
New Relief-Supply Depot Enhances Preparedness and Response
A new disaster relief-supply depot in West Virginia is helping thousands of flood survivors.
Sri Lanka: Interlocking Assistance After Cyclone Damage
UMCOR partners with several organizations to serve the differing needs of cyclone-affected communities in Sri Lanka.
Innovative Partnership to Beat Hunger in Zimbabwe
UMCOR undertakes an innovative partnership in Zimbabwe to help Zimbabweans tackle the harsh effects of climate change that is affecting their ability to feed their families.
South Sudanese Villagers Own Their Future
UMCOR supports South Sudan’s grassroots efforts for community involvement of local government investment activities.
“We Need More People to Gather Supplies”
Pray, pack relief-supplies, and give.
Sierra Leone: Support for Blind Farmers’ Recovery
UMCOR helps blind farmers in Sierra Leone receive the tools, seeds, and leadership training necessary for a sustained livelihood.
For Case Managers, Every Person Matters
Disaster case management is a holistic plan for recovery that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
In Virginia, Churches Rally for Tornado Recovery
Congregations help boost recovery after tornadoes last February caused widespread destruction.
In Bangladesh, UMCOR Aids Cyclone Recovery
UMCOR partners with Muslim Aid to assist those who lost homes, livelihoods in storm and flood.
Sandy Recovery Shifts to Preparedness
After Hurricane Sandy, UMCOR helps keep communities in disaster preparedness.
In Sudan: Clean Water, Less Illness
UMCOR helps improve community water access and management in East Darfur state.
In Sudan: Skills Training Allows Displaced Persons to Feed Their Families
Thanks to the UMCOR program, Zakarea Mohammed Ahmed Adam can care for his extended family.
Clean, Safe Water Improves Life in East Darfur
A rehabilitated water yard brings more than just clean water to communities in East Darfur.
Bringing Improved Seeds to East Darfur
An UMCOR seed-multiplication project helps a farmer double his yield.
A Family Finds Shelter in East Darfur
UMCOR provides emergency shelter for displaced families in Sudan.