UMCOR is working with its partners Action for Churches Together (ACT) and Church World Service (CWS) in response to the recent earthquakes in Afghanistan. On Friday, April 12, an earthquake hit northern Afghanistan Friday, striking the same area where a March 25 quake left tens of thousands homeless.
Please join in this response by giving to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450. Designate "Afghanistan Earthquake." Give through your local United Methodist church or mail contributions to: UMCOR, 475 Riverside Dr., Room 330, New York, NY 10115. Call 800-554-8583 to make a credit card donation. You can also donate online. Click here to make a secure online gift. One hundred percent of your gift goes to the designated response. United Methodists' generous giving to the One Great Hour of Sharing, part of their ongoing contribution to mission around the world, supplements the cost of Advance gifts.
The walls of homes in Koracha, which was severely affected by the recent earthquakes, are made of mud bricks. They lack foundations or any earthquake-proof provisions. Villagers told UMCOR staff of previous quakes, but nothing this severe. [Read story] Credit: Shaheen Rassoul, UMCOR-Tajikistan, March 2002.
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