United Methodist Committee on Relief

United Methodists have begun contributing to Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

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

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

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

Disasters and Climate Change 3 Comments

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

Global Health

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

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

Wikimedia Commons Photo

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

Global Health

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


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

Regional and local United Methodists help the United Methodist Committee on Relief provide immediate aid to those in need, such as the victims and evacuees of Hurricane Harvey this week. Read more

Local Church

Feeding Harvey Evacuees

Photo Courtesy of Josh Hale

With floodwaters near 20 feet high in spots and more torrential rain expected, United Methodists are beginning to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. Read more

Local Church

Island of the Son UMC

Rio Texas Conference Photo

As Texas congregations begin to report hurricane damage, church disaster response coordinators say the best way to help victims of Hurricane Harvey is to donate to the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Read more

Local Church

Sierra Leone Medical Response

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

With the help of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, United Methodists in Sierra Leone have stepped up to provide emergency medical services and grief counseling after a mudslide killed some 500 people. Read more

Global Health

Wolfe House Flooded

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Andrew Wolfe via UMNS

Some United Methodist clergy and their families have been rescued from floodwaters in South Texas from Hurricane Harvey, and the extreme weather event isn't over yet. Read more

Local Church

Mudslide Sierra Leone

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists in Sierra Leone have lost family and friends in a massive mudslide and flooding that have killed some 400 people with another 600 people still missing. Read more

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