UMCOR Celebrates 75th at Atlantic City Church
When the United Methodist Committee on Relief was formed in Atlantic City 75 years ago, its mission to help others in the world was clear. Just who was going to accomplish that mission was more of a gray area.
For the organization known as UMCOR, that answer has become crystal clear since then. “We are UMCOR,” Greater New Jersey Bishop John Schol said to the about 250 in attendance at UMCOR’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at Asbury United Methodist Church in Atlantic City Sunday. “When people hurt, United Methodists are there to help.” UMCOR’s help to Greater New Jersey has been needed and felt in many instances. Most recently it has been with ongoing recovery from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. UMCOR’s funding and partnership has helped A Future With Hope, an arm of the GNJUMC, continue to rebuild damaged and destroyed homes. A Future With Hope has rebuilt 133 homes in all with more than 9,000 volunteers. In Atlantic City, A Future With Hope has rebuilt 33 homes with more than 1,800 volunteers.
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