United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR Responds to Earthquakes in Mexico

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Global Ministries two missionaries, Hector LaPorta and Amanda Cherry, are serving in Mexico City, Mexico. Both reported they are safe and accounted for. Though the impact of the earthquake was widespread in Mexico City, the neighborhoods where they live were not as heavily damaged as others in the city. Both missionaries are actively working with volunteers from the Methodist Church and from local universities to assist with cleanup and assessment. The community is in great need of pastoral support as many people have died because of the earthquake. There is also need for housing, food, and non-food items for families who have lost their homes.

Friday, September 22, 2017

UMCOR is in communication with its partners in the impacted region, including the local Methodist Church, and is ready to support with relief efforts. Please pray for those surviving the earthquakes and for emergency responders. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Another earthquake struck Mexico, impacting the states Puebla, Mexico, and Morelos. At least 225 people are confirmed dead from the 7.1 magnitude quake, making it the deadliest earthquake in over 30 years. Emergency crews and volunteers worked to search the rubble of collapsed buildings to rescue trapped survivors. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 

A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico’s states Oaxaca and Chiapas. The 8.1 magnitude quake left at least 61 people dead and caused widespread damage to homes, hospitals, and government infrastructure. 

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