UMCOR Update: Ways You Can Help
The people of
Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and Melissa Crutchfield, UMCOR’s International Disaster Response executive, are traveling in
The executives visited programs UMCOR has supported in the wake of the emergency, including the
Harvey noted the “great pride” of the Japanese people and the commitment of volunteers who have come from all over Japan to assist those in need, some of whom ride their bikes 15 kilometers or more each day to reach their work sites.
Crutchfield pointed out the still uncertain and frightening situation of the nuclear crisis and its long-term effects in
Your gift to Japan Emergency, UMCOR Advance #3021317, helps the people of
The latest shipment of school kits to
Collecting supplies and assembling relief supply kits is a great way to be involved in mission without leaving home. Gathering supplies and assembling school kits make for a great VBS project or an activity adults and children can do together. It costs approximately $11 to assemble each school kit.
Learn more about assembling school kits or give towards the purchase of materials with your gift to Material Resource Ministry, UMCOR Advance #901440.
Nelson Alvarez* was born in a poor Mayan community in
Local gangs tried to recruit Nelson when he was 15. He knew there would be severe consequences regardless of whether or not he joined, so Nelson fled
He was arrested at the border and placed in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) because of his young age. The ORR released Nelson into the custody of his aunt Camille*, who lived in
Camille brought Nelson to one of JFON’s clinics in
Nelson is presently completing high school and plans to attend college. He attended his immigration interview on May 13, 2011, and was granted permanent residency by the end of the month.
*not their real names
Learn more about JFON through First Monday, JFON’s monthly e-newsletter. Support this valuable ministry with your gift to Justice for Our Neighbors, UMCOR Advance #901285.
During the 2011 East Ohio Annual Conference in
Logan Martens and Molly Menamara were actually presenting a live display of their child-led initiative that has raised more than $11,000 for the Imagine No Malaria Campaign and landed them a world-debut slot in the documentary.
Since that day, nearly four years ago, he found a partner in nine-year-old Molly, and the dynamic duo have been pitching up lemonade stands and selling cookies and any other donated goodies, with all proceeds going to the Imagine No Malaria Campaign. Read more in the UMCOR Notebook.
You can join Logan and Molly in their efforts by giving to Imagine No Malaria, Advance #3021190.
UMCOR currently has staff openings that are based in the
The Haiti Desk Officer in UMCOR’s nongovernmental organization will provide support for UMCOR’s office in
The Director of Health Initiatives will lead the UMCOR Health team in their