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Wind, water and fire devastate; love, money and muscles follow

The United Methodist Church is there for the "long haul" as recovery from a series of natural disasters continues. Read More

Wind, water, fire devastate; love, money and muscles follow

United Methodists are there for the "long haul" as recovery from a series of natural disasters continues. Read More

Signs in English and Spanish identify the Water Resource Center at Asbury United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan. Asbury is one of eight churches providing filters, test kits and other supplies.

Hope for the long haul in Flint

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has moved in and out of headlines across the United States, but the human need and compassionate response have remained constant. Read More

Church members (from left) Burnetta D. Fauria, Angelique White-Williams and Andrea Sanchez-Reese show the restored sanctuary at Hartzell United Methodist Church in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Among the items dedicated last year were new imprinted hymnals from Cokesbury Cares.

Cokesbury Cares helps churches stay in ministry

Eleven years ago, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans' 9th Ward. Hard. Levees broke, sending a 20-foot surge of water over the area. Hartzell United Methodist Church suffered major losses. Read More

UMCOR is ...

Current and former leaders describe UMCOR as the humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary. Read More

In 1995, children Hazima Dervisic (left) and Minela Hisic pass time with Mahina Kunic at the Slivjak Collective Center in Zenica, Central Bosnia. Volunteer-in-Mission teams for UMCOR repaired housing and assisted in community service programs there.

UMCOR celebrates 75 years of compassionate response

UMCOR's creation in 1940 was a bold step for a new church striving to forge a Christian identity faithful to the gospel. Read More

Church helping rebuild communications in Philippines

A United Methodist-led team has been providing communications relief in the Philippines, assessing needs and identifying ways to reconnect churches and communities after the November 2012 typhoon. Read More

Help That’s Wanted; UMCOR Advance

In 2012, selfless giving to UMCOR Advance projects provided $48.6 million for disaster response and other programs that fight poverty and promote health. Read More

Helping European flood survivors

The United Methodist Committee on Relief has reached out to offer assistance after flooding in Central Europe, especially in Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria, caused extensive damage in early... Read More

Oklahoma Tornadoes

Working with other community and faith-based groups, United Methodist are taking the lead in the Oklahoma tornado response. Read More

College Spotlight: Shenandoah University

The JustFaith (Justice and Faith) Christian Leadership program at Shenandoah University balances academics with practical experiences to prepare young adult leaders committed to justice and peace. Read More

Hurricane Sandy: Where donations are going

As of Nov. 29, UMCOR had issued the following grants to help Hurricane Sandy survivors directly. Read More

Hurricane Sandy: How to help with the recovery

Watch annual conference websites and inform disaster response coordinators in the affected conferences of your availability when they are scheduling work teams to help with the recovery Read More

Hurricane Sandy: ‘They were beyond human’

Joann DeLuca was in what she describes as a "state of confusion" when an Early Response Team (ERT) from the United Methodist Committee on Relief visited her home in Union... Read More

Thousands of Sandy survivors know United Methodists care

Sometimes, the number most on the minds of Hurricane Sandy survivors is one: them against the world—until the church touches their lives. Read More