Haiti Emergency Response
Photo: Haitians who were trying to flee floodwaters on Haiti's National Highway climb off a truck that overturned near Gonaïves, Haiti, on September 20, 2004. Credit: REUTERS/Daniel Morel, September 20, 2004.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In response to last year's devastating tropical storm Jeanne and resulting floods, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is establishing an official presence in Haiti. Directors of the aid group have approved $1.5 million for start-up and program implementation costs on the Caribbean island. Although United Methodists have worked in Haiti for years - particularly through the Methodist Church in Haiti - this is the first time UMCOR has undertaken the legal process of registering as a nongovernmental organization there. Your prayers for the people of Haiti and your generous contributions to UMCOR Advance #982410, Hurricanes 2004, will assist in a meaningful way. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) supports several projects in Haiti, including a hot lunch program for Methodist schools, Grace Children's Hospital, and community agricultural programs. Your gifts to UMCOR Advance #418325, Haiti Civil Emergency, will help these efforts.
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift will be used for the program that you designate. The generous giving of United Methodists to the One Great Hour of Sharing supplements the cost of Advance gifts. Give through a local United Methodist church or send financial contributions to: UMCOR, 475 Riverside Dr., Room 330, New York, NY 10115. Call 1-800-554-8583 to make a credit card donation.
News & Features
Onsite and Partner News.
- Programs and Projects in Haiti Supported by UMCOR.
- Haiti Bulletin Insert: Different formats include two-panel, single-panel, color, black and white, and large type.
- UMCOR Directors Approve $1.5 Million for Start-up Work in Haiti, UMNS, April 14, 2005.
- UMCOR Slates Long Term Hurricane Recovery Operations in Haiti, Grenada, UMCOR, April 12, 2005.
- Pastoral Leadership in Times of Crisis by Keith Rae, New World Outlook, November-December 2004.
- UMCOR Recommends Quick Impact Support for Grenada, Haiti, UMCOR, October 27, 2004.
- A Case in Humanitarian Cooperation: Brazil and Dominican Republic, GBGM, July 16, 2004.
- Haitian-Dominican Republic Floods: UMCOR's Response.
- UMCOR Hotline, June 29, 2004.
- Haitian Church and Mission Agency Explore "Pastoral Leadership in Times of Crisis," GBGM, June 24, 2004.
- United Methodists Ask the United States To Shift Position on Haitian Asylum Seekers, GBGM, May 5, 2004.
- A Future for the Children: A School Lunch Program in Haiti, R. Paul Doherty, reprinted from New World Outlook magazine.
- Missionaries Return to Haiti, UMNS, April 15, 2004.
- Haiti Churches Carry Heavy Load, DNN, April 14, 2004.
- Mission Agency Calls for Action on Haiti, UMNS, March 29, 2004.
- UMCOR Hotline, March 16, 2004, UMCOR visits Methodists in Haiti.
- Mission Leader Urges Nations to Address 'Vicious Cycle of Poverty' in Haiti, GBGM, March 3, 2004.
The top mission executive of The United Methodist Church today called upon the United States and other countries to address the poverty and other causes that keep Haiti in a "vicious cycle of poverty."
- UMCOR Hotline, March 2, 2004.
As Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled Haiti for a second exile, some Haitians in Port-au-Prince emerged from their homes and returned to work and school.
- UMCOR Hotline, February 24, 2004.
The crisis that exploded into violent insurrection in Haiti is "a great human catastrophe," according to the Rev. Raphael Dessieu, President of the Eglise Metodiste d'Haiti.
- Volunteers in Mission Program on Hold in Haiti; Relief Efforts May Be Needed as Violence Grows, GBGM, February 17, 2004.
Violent opposition to the administration of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide exploded in mid-February after having smoldered for a long time. Day said that mission sources in Haiti had indicated growing unrest for several weeks.
- UMCOR Hotline, February 17, 2004.
A long smoldering crisis has exploded into insurrection in Haiti. Huge opposition marches over the past several months have intensified.
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