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Anglican Church, Volcano Erupting in Background 1996.Montserrat Volcano Eruptions

View of an Anglican church with the volcano erupting in the distance (1996). Credit: Larry Powell

UMCOR's response to the volcanic eruption in Soufriere Hills, Montserrat (1996) is complete. To support UMCOR's emergency response work around the world, please give to this fund: International Disaster Response, Advance #982450. 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.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), working with the Methodist Church of Montserrat provided tents, two shipments of food -- beans, rice, vegetables, cereals and cooking oil, and emergency grants for farming and the construction of temporary housing. UMCOR also gave the Methodist Church a grant to assist the island's displaced farming community, which resettled on land in Trants provided by the government.

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