Thank you for calling the United Methodist Committee on Relief Hotline, Friday, August 14, 1998.
UMCOR is responding through ACT (Action by Churches Together) to victims of the bombing in Nairobi. This response will address both immediate and long-term needs of victims by providing trauma counseling and family support, including medicines, assistance with medical bills, food, school fees, burial expenses and shelter if needed. To join in this response, please give to UMCOR's International Disaster Response #982450 and designate your gift Nairobi bombing.
In addition to working with churches in the Houston area to provide a ship full of relief supplies for famine victims in North Korea, UMCOR has recently contributed $50,000 to ACT to purchase rice. To date United Methodists have given more than half a million dollars through UMCOR for famine relief. Thank you for your tremendous response to this disaster. UMCOR will continue to play a major role in famine relief efforts and needs your continuing support of Advance #226435, North Korea Emergency.
Other recent international relief efforts include emergency food for school feeding programs in Haiti, Kazakhstan and West Africa and a major grant to the United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone to provide food and other supplies for refugees and displaced persons, trauma healing and counseling, and containers sent from the U.S. full of relief supplies. Your support of UMCOR's International Disaster Response, #982450 is critical for these and other international relief efforts.
Please remember those who suffer from hunger, poverty, disasters, and war in your prayers.