UMCOR Advance - Ways You Can Help!

6/28/2012

NEWS: WILDFIRES

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing emergency funds to the New Mexico and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences to help them with their initial response to the wildfires raging in New Mexico and Colorado.

 

More than 181 homes in Northern Colorado have already been destroyed in the fires that continued to be fueled by high winds. The largest fire in New Mexico’s history, in the Gila Wilderness, had destroyed 435 square miles, so far. In Little Bear, some 225 homes were affected by the blazes.

You can help support UMCOR’s effort to provide help in the wake of disaster by giving to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670.

 

PRAYER: REFUGEES WORLDWIDE

Today is World Refugee Day. Take time to pray for and learn about the plight of today’s refugees and how you can be involved to help them.

 

RESOURCE: CARMEN PROJECT

A program known as CARMEN—a French acronym for Centres d'Appui pour le Renforcement des Maisons Endommagées, or Support Centers for Strengthening Damaged Houses, is a central element in permitting Haitians to “build back better.”

 

UMCOR is a partner in this initiative, along with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the construction firm Miyamoto International. They offer knowledge and hands-on training in building methods, especially techniques for greater protection against disaster, to more than 4,200 skilled workers and homeowners.

 

Watch UNDP’s video on the project. Read more.

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, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the above links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.

 

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.