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arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, April 12, 2005 
UMCOR Emergency Response In New Jersey, volunteers are cleaning up with 400 UMCOR flood buckets sent from Mission Central in Pennsylvania. UMCOR is part of an ecumenical coalition that rushed emergency aid to the island of Nias in the Indian Ocean. UMCOR is putting out an urgent call for health kits. UMCOR is at work in Haiti, where nearly 30,000 have remained homeless since Hurricane Jeanne's thrashing, and Grenada, where Hurricane Ivan's winds destroyed 90 percent of buildings and virtually all its agriculture.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Education | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Tsunami | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Georgia | Grenada | Haiti | Indonesia | North Eastern U.S. | Sri Lanka | United States | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands |
Date posted: Apr 12, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, March 22, 2005 
UMCOR Emergency Response Thousands of volunteers are needed to do help rebuild homes in the Southeast. A grant from UMCOR will assist with repairs of a water drilling rig and semi-truck on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. Deep within the rural landscape of Zimbabwe, Nyadire United Methodist Hospital staff serve 150,000 people a year. Afghanistan's harshest winter in 15 years is turning into its worst spring.
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | Poverty | UMCOR | Volunteers | Water | Afghanistan | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Haiti | South Eastern U.S. | United States | Zimbabwe |
Date posted: Mar 22, 2005
arrow icon. Dominican Cocoa Farmers Recover with United Methodist Help 
When Hurricane Jeanne struck the Dominican Republic last September, the resulting damage affected some 1,600 cocoa farmers. Those farmers – or producers, are part of the United Methodist Committee on Relief's coffee project. The project encourages people to buy "fair trade" items such as coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Agriculture | Justice | Poverty | Rural | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Dominican Republic |
Date posted: Feb 16, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, February 1, 2005 
UMCOR Emergency Response The United Methodist Committee on Relief will assist with rehabilitation of rural schools near Basrah, Iraq. Another 4,500 UMCOR school kits are on their way to Grenadan children. An UMCOR staff member leaves this week to provide short-term logistics aid to the Methodist Church of Sri Lanka, and soon another UMCOR aid worker will go to Indonesia on a similar assignment.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Emergencies | Health | Mission opportunities | Natural disasters | One Great Hour of Sharing | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Tsunami | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | India | Indonesia | Iraq | Middle East | Sri Lanka |
Date posted: Feb 01, 2005
arrow icon. Staying the Course in "Mega-Disaster" Rehabilitation 
How well do relief operations follow through with rehabilitation after "mega-disasters" such as the earthquake and tsunamis that swept the Indian Ocean on December 26? "In big, complex recoveries from mega-disasters, UMCOR plans to be in place for a long time-- for years," said the Rev. Kristin Sachen of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Central America | Cuba | Honduras | India | Indonesia | Iran | Middle East | Mozambique |
Date posted: Jan 14, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, January 4, 2005 
UMCOR Emergency Response United Methodists have pulled out the stops with overwhelmingly generous donations to UMCOR's urgent appeal to assist tens of thousands of earthquake and tsunami survivors in South and Southeast Asia. The Souper Bowl of Caring, a youth-led international event that happens the first weekend in February. Twenty families in Santa Fe, a small fishing town at the west edge of Havana, Cuba, have new housing and another 100 received upgraded water service as an UMCOR project concluded in early December 2004.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Health | Hunger | Natural disasters | Poverty | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Youth | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Cuba | India | Indonesia | Sri Lanka |
Date posted: Jan 04, 2005
arrow icon. Historical Encounter of Caribbean Methodist Leaders for Mission, Culture  and Life Meets at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
The initial gathering of the Caribbean Methodist Leadership Forum in 2004 brought together the Major Antilles Methodist Leaders in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, December 14-16. Participants were the heads of churches of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and the Conexional President of the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) based in St. John, Antigua.
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
More about: Communities | Ecumenical | GBGM programs | Global connections | International affairs | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Caribbean Islands | Latin America |
Date posted: Dec 31, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, December 21, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response A new bulletin insert describes UMCOR's plans for expanding its work in Sudan. With UMCOR's help, he Methodist Church in Uruguay is sending teams of volunteer doctors and technicians to Artigas. Several thousand school kits are on their way to children in Grenada thanks to generous volunteers who help to assemble these supplies. One Great Hour of Sharing resources are available.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Advent | Agriculture | Children | Christmas | Education | Emergencies | Hunger | Natural disasters | One Great Hour of Sharing | Special Sundays | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Africa | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Latin America | Sudan | Uruguay |
Date posted: Dec 21, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, December 14, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response 1. United States and Caribbean: Storm Recovery Focuses on Home Repair, Gaps in Cocoa Production. 2. UMCOR Responds to Series of Small but Disastrous Texas Storms. 3. Iran: Bam Rebuilding Continues After Deadly Earthquake. 4. For a Spirit-Filled Christmas: UMCOR's Wish List
Source: UMCOR
More about: Advent | Children | Christmas | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Dominican Republic | Iran | Middle East | Nepal | North Eastern U.S. | South Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Dec 14, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, November 30, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response Philippines: Flash Floods Compound Typhoon Damage; World AIDS Day: Kissy Clinic Worker Educates Through Needlework; Alternative Giving: More UMCOR Christmas Wishes; Cuba: After Hurricanes, Households Headed by Women Will Be Focus of Aid
Source: UMCOR
More about: Advent | AIDS/HIV | Children | Christmas | Education | Emergencies | Health | Missionaries | Natural disasters | Poverty | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Youth | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Cuba | Philippines | Sierra Leone |
Date posted: Nov 30, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, November 23, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response Sudan: Team of Five Will Lead UMCOR Sudan Aid; United States: Hurricane Recovery Will Be Long, Slow Process; Have a Heart: Transform a Life With an UMCOR Alternative Gift; India: UMCOR Provides Financial Aid for Flood Relief
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Education | Emergencies | Natural disasters | Poverty | Refugees | UMCOR | Volunteers | Afghanistan | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Caribbean Islands | Haiti | India | South Eastern U.S. | Sudan | United States |
Date posted: Nov 23, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, November 9, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response In Liberia, UMCOR's demobilization of former soldiers continues. Grants from UMCOR to annual conferences in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are at work on hurricane relief. In the Caribbean UMCOR has funded ecumenical partners. 'Generation of Hope' has been reissued as a free DVD in time to observe World AIDS Day December 1. This holiday season, wish for a Christmas that truly honors the birth of Jesus and shows our concern for the whole family of God.
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Education | Emergencies | Natural disasters | Peace | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | Bahamas | Caribbean Islands | Haiti | Liberia | North Eastern U.S. | South Eastern U.S. | United States | Zimbabwe |
Date posted: Nov 09, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, November 2, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response Volunteers have put in more than a million hours in recovery projects in US regions pummeled by multiple hurricanes. In Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Minnesota, UMCOR grants assisting people in areas overrun by heavy floods. Flood buckets are urgently needed! A team of relief specialists just back from Haiti and Grenada is recommending new quick impact initiatives to help both island nations recover from devastating hurricanes.
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti | North Central U.S. | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Nov 02, 2004
arrow icon. United Methodist mission agency commits $100,000 to Sudan 
Expressing continuing concern about the people of Sudan, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has designated $100,000 to assist with the humanitarian crisis there.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | GBGM news | GBGM programs | International affairs | Refugees | UMCOR | Africa | Angola | Caribbean Islands | Chad | Haiti | Indonesia | Latin America | Mexico | Philippines | South Central U.S. | Sudan | United States | Western U.S. |
Date posted: Oct 29, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Recommends Quick Impact Support for Grenada, Haiti 
A team of United Methodist relief specialists just back from Haiti and Grenada is recommending new quick impact initiatives to help both island nations recover from devastating hurricanes in recent weeks. Urgent needs in Haiti include a speed-up of food distribution and reconstruction of homes. Grenada needs help restoring its nutmeg industry and in rebuilding community centers.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Communities | Emergencies | Health | Hunger | Mission opportunities | Poverty | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti |
Date posted: Oct 28, 2004
arrow icon. Annual Report: United Methodist Committee on Relief  
UMCOR 2003 Annual Report This booket describes the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief in 2003. UMCOR links the hearts of generous donors with the hands of equally generous beneficiaries around the globe. Our work is a miracle of connection. Thank you for engaging in this miracle with us.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | AIDS/HIV | Children | Education | Emergencies | Finance | Health | Hunger | Immigration | Natural disasters | Peace | Poverty | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Caribbean Islands | Europe | Latin America | United States |
Date posted: Oct 26, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, October 26, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response UMCOR last week dispatched a team of workers to the Sudanese region of Darfur. UMCOR's assessments of Haiti and Grenada earlier this month have identified unmet needs in both island nations. Recovery efforts continue in areas of the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf Coast that were thrashed by multiple hurricanes earlier this fall.
Source: UMCOR
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | Poverty | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Africa | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti | South Eastern U.S. | Sudan | United States | Zimbabwe |
Date posted: Oct 26, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, October 19, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response On October 24, ABC will air Hunger No More, a documentary that shows how faith groups working to end hunger. Last week UMCOR workers assessed Haiti's storm-wracked northern region. Cleanup efforts continue in Florida and other regions thrashed by multiple hurricanes earlier this fall. Flood buckets are urgently needed. This week an UMCOR team will begin an assessment of additional initiatives in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | Emergencies | Natural disasters | Poverty | Rural | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Violence | Volunteers | Africa | Caribbean Islands | Haiti | South Eastern U.S. | Sudan | United States |
Date posted: Oct 19, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, October 12, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response On October 24 ABC television affiliates will begin to air Hunger No More, a documentary that shows how faith groups working to end hunger. With funding from from UMCOR, the Cuban Council of Churches is implementing recovery efforts in Cuba. UMCOR is one of several ecumenical partners clearing debris, rehabbing schools, and providing fresh water in Haiti. Medicine Boxes are needed now in Azerbaijan, flood buckets in the United States, and health and school kits in Liberia.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | Children | Emergencies | Health | Hunger | Mission opportunities | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Women | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Azerbaijan | Caribbean Islands | Cuba | Haiti | Liberia | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, October 5, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response UMCOR highlights several initiatives to support World Food Day October 16. Teams from UMCOR will assess storm damage in Haiti, Grenada and the Caymans this week. UMCOR has sent grants to the church in the Bahamas, Cuba and Haiti, and to international partners in Grenada. In the southeastern United States, long-term case management plans for hurricane survivors have resumed. UMCOR issues urgent call for flood buckets and Medicine Boxes. In Liberia, school and health kits are needed.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Agriculture | Children | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Africa | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Cambodia | Caribbean Islands | Cayman Islands | Cuba | Georgia | Grenada | Haiti | Liberia |
Date posted: Oct 05, 2004
arrow icon. Letter from UMCOR: On the Job 
"A disaster area so large it's difficult to get outside of it to get what you need." That is the assessment of UMCOR disaster workers after four hurricanes in six weeks pummeled parts of Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana, and created havoc in many other communities up to 1,000 miles away.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Christian love | Donations | Emergencies | Mission opportunities | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Sep 30, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, September 28, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response Hurricane Jeanne has delayed long-term case management initiatives in mid-Florida while UMCOR volunteers and workers clean up after the fourth major storm in six weeks. UMCOR has provided grants to other annual conferences where hurricanes spawned tornadoes and drenched saturated soils. UMCOR international disaster staff members anticipate conducting assessments in Haiti. UMCOR will also assess the scope of disaster in Grenada.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Emergencies | Health | Natural disasters | Rural | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Bahamas | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti | North Eastern U.S. | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Sep 28, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline Special Hurricanes Update, September 23, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response UMCOR is responding to the floods and mudlides emergency that has killed over 1000 people in Haiti. In addition UMCOR has issued an urgent call for advocacy of temporary protected status for Haitian immigrants. In the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference, workers have begun the long cleanup. Farmworkers, the elderly, and immigrants from Haiti have received aid.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Advocacy | Emergencies | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Caribbean Islands | Haiti | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Sep 23, 2004
arrow icon. In Haiti UMCOR Responds to Jeanne's Lethal Aftermath 
More than 700 people have died in Haiti from flooding and mudslides, the lethal aftermath of Tropical Storm Jeanne. Thousands more sought high ground on the roofs of their houses as nine-foot floodwaters swept through impoverished urban centers. Rescue workers expect to uncover more dead as waters recede.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Emergencies | Hunger | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Dominican Republic | Haiti |
Date posted: Sep 22, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, September 21, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response UMCOR is responding to hurricanes, storms, and floods in the USA and the Caribbean. More than 700 people have died in Haiti from flooding and mudslides. UMCOR emergency field staff plan to assess damage in Grenada and Jamaica. Hurricane Ivan lashed densely populated beach areas of Pensacola, Florida.
Source: UMCOR
Africa | Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahamas | Caribbean Islands | Cuba | Georgia | Grenada | Haiti | Jamaica | Russia | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Sep 21, 2004
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