UMCOR - Ways You Can Help
A year ago, on January 12, an earthquake shook
Over the course of the past 12 months, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has worked with partners in
“A lot of what we’ve been doing in 2010 have been pilot projects,” said Melissa Crutchfield, UMCOR executive for International Disaster Response. “We’ve planted the seeds; we can improve and expand.
Crutchfield and the Rev. Jim Gulley will speak at a memorial service on Wednesday in
UMCOR is grateful to United Methodists and others of goodwill who have contributed so generously to our relief and recovery work in
One hundred percent of your gift to Haiti Emergency, UMCOR Advance #418325, supports the people of
After a referendum on southern independence, which began last weekend, peace in
Whatever the results of the vote, the need for the education, water and sanitation, and other projects UMCOR is developing in both North and South will only intensify. Read about how UMCOR’s development programs help build an infrastructure of peace.
Your support for Sudan Emergency, UMCOR Advance #184385, helps the people of
Mariam (not her real name) was only 17 when she was deceived and sold into prostitution. She nearly died in her efforts to resist. Ultimately, Tania was deported to her native
The US Senate has designated January 11 as a “National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness.” The US State Department estimates that 12.3 million people are currently in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world. Most of those affected are adult women and children.
Your gift to Anti-Human-Trafficking, UMCOR Advance #33615, helps survivors of this abuse deal with trauma and develop skills that will allow them a new life. UMCOR leverages the donations of concerned United Methodists with other government and institutional contributions and general agency resources to advance our work in this vital program area.
Moethee Zun has played an important role in the struggle for democracy in
UMCOR’s Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) program represented Moethee when he applied for residency in 2002 and again, four years later, when he applied for naturalization. Although he met all the statutory requirements for naturalization, his application languished for almost three years.
Moethee’s petition was ultimately rejected on the grounds he may have provided material support to Burmese pro-democracy groups. Moethee sustained that he provided only humanitarian aid. JFON filed a federal appeal on Moethee’s behalf and a week later, his application for citizenship was approved.
Your gift to Justice for Our Neighbors, UMCOR Advance # 901285, helps asylum seekers and other immigrants navigate the maze of rules and laws that affect their lives in the
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR,
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.