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UMCOR: NEW FUNDING FOR
During last week’s semiannual board of directors meeting, UMCOR directors approved significant funding to confront emergencies in Japan and
Grants include $150,000 to the Asian Rural Institute, a longtime UMCOR partner in
UMCOR directors approved three grants totaling more than $638,000 for programs in
The directors also approved the release of up to $1.2 million dollars for repairs to New College Bird, a highly regarded Methodist school that suffered damage to a number of its buildings.
Other significant funding includes a $400,000 grant to UMCOR partner Church World Service for recovery programs in the aftermath of historic flooding in
Read the full story here and contribute to this work with your gifts to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450.
For the third consecutive year, massive Red River flooding forced
Forecasters expect the Red River to swamp miles of farms and roads, stretching up to eight miles across
Meanwhile, a massive storm system that spanned three days and seven states left at least 45 people dead, hundreds injured, and millions of dollars in damages. UMCOR is working with early response teams and annual conferences in the affected areas to assess damages and needs.
Cleaning buckets provide the supplies that enable people affected by floods or storms to begin the overwhelming task of cleaning up, and your gifts to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670, enable UMCOR to respond effectively.
In a joint statement, the Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey and Thomas Kemper, leaders of UMCOR and Global Ministries, respectively, thanked United Methodists and all people of goodwill who have brought prayers and financial offerings to support the people of Japan in their hour of need.
Their statement, issued on Friday, clarifies that they are not currently facilitating sending volunteer teams to
Furthermore, they underscored, “The situation in
UMCOR is working with trusted, experienced partners on the ground in
Massive landslides caused by torrential rains swept the slopes of
UMCOR is assisting the East Africa Annual Conference with a grant to procure and distribute basic agricultural tools and replenish food supplies to help restore productivity. The pilot project established by the grant, serves at least 300 households over a four-month period.
Your gift to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450 supports this work and helps the people of
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.