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Top agency executives and bishops are urging United Methodists to assist immigrants with supplies, advocacy and spiritual support, while the World Methodist Council has pledged to work internationally to help migrants. Read more

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While many United Methodists focus on the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist Committee on Relief reminds us that victims of major flooding events across the United States still need assistance. Read more

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) issued a call for donations and prayers in support of Californians facing the threat of multiple wildfires. Read more

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North Alabama Conference disaster response coordinator Randy Burbank gives a round-up of the status of needs from Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

While damages from Hurricane Michael are only beginning to be assessed, United Methodist Committee on Relief partners are already on the ground in the Florida Panhandle to help. Read more

Global Health

As floodwaters slowly recede, trained United Methodist Early Response Teams have begun removing major debris and "mucking out" flooded homes. Read more

Global Health

Hurricane Florence's southward shift moves its likely landfall to the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina, setting United Methodist conferences in those states on high alert. Read more

Global Health

A tour of areas hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey finds there's still much to repair and a need for plenty of volunteers, writes Sam Hodges of United Methodist News Service. Read more

Global Health

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is making some major changes to its relief supply process. Read more

Global Health

3 Wise Men

Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Photo

Using the biblical theme of the three wise men who visited Jesus with gifts, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference will start a special emphasis on aiding hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Read more

Local Church

Puerto Rico Methodists

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Facing unequal response because of racism, Puerto Rico needs United Methodists to hold U.S. officials accountable for providing the same level of aid given to Americans recovering from other recent disasters. Read more

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Harvey Pews

Photo by Christopher Mardorf / FEMA

Victims of Hurricane Harvey still await cleanup and rebuilding as the supply of able-bodied volunteers begins to diminish, writes Jim Truitt of Pacific Northwest Annual Conference. Read more

Global Health

Maria HELP

Photo by Kris Grogan, U.S. Customs Border Patrol

Devastation in Puerto Rico is hampering efforts to bring relief to Hurricane Maria's survivors, including the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, writes Linda Bloom. Read more

Global Health

Mexico City Earthquake

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In addition to hurricane recovery, United Methodists are sending funds to aid with recovery from two devastating earthquakes in Mexico. Read more

Global Health

Florida National Guard

Photo Courtesy of the Florida National Guard

After their experience with Hurricane Charlie, the Rev. Jerry Eckert and his wife Ann weren't going to wait around to see if Hurricane Irma battered their home in Port Charlotte, Fla. Read more

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Team Rubicon

Photo by Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

United Methodist layman Jim Truitt, disaster response coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, details the scope of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath awaiting response. Read more

Perspectives

Montana Burning Video

UM Insight Screencap from YouTube

The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists' efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere. Read more

Local Church

Sierra Leone Relief

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

The Sierra Leone Annual Conference has pledged long-term aid to two communities stricken with many deaths and devastation from Aug. 15 floods and mudslide in the west African nation. Read more

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Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the U.S. mainland, survivors of Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas were giving thanks and praying for those in Irma's path. Read more

Local Church

SL Mudslide Ethel Sandy Volunteers

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists have woven a "chain of caring" through the many tumultuous events of August, providing rescue and relief, standing up for justice, and bringing hope to wounded souls, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge

The United Methodist Committee on Relief distributed this prayer as part of its June 30 Solidarity with Suffering Children observance. Read more

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