Grants Approved for Disaster Recovery


In response to multiple annual conferences suffering devastating weather events, UMCOR has approved $2.1 million in grants for rebuilding.


Board President Bishop Janice Huie opened and closed the meeting, held in Texas, with thoughts of gratitude. “In UMCOR, we’ve been through times when we worried there wouldn’t be enough, as in 2011 when funding for spring storms was low,” she recalled. “But in every case we took what we had and gave thanks, and somehow by the grace of God it was enough.”


The directors approved funds for 21 staff members of the Methodist Church of Haiti, each of whom have been without a home since the earthquake of 2010. The organization is also funding efforts to reduce the risk of future disasters by studying the destruction.