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Pastor Jucar Tabunan (right) receives a Freeplay solar radio from April Mercado as part of the 2016 Typhoon Haima disaster response. Photo courtesy of April Mercado, United Methodist Communications.

Photo by the Rev. Relie Tabunan

Pastor Jucar Tabunan (right) receives a Freeplay solar radio from April Mercado, special projects manager for ICT4D Church Initiatives, as part of the 2016 Typhoon Haima disaster response.

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Hurricane Matthew caused loss of life and property destruction in Haiti and the U.S. A TV commercial explains how United Methodists can help recovery efforts.

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McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills, NC, experienced severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. Photo by United Methodist Communications.

Photo by United Methodist Communications

McBride United Methodist Church in South Mills, NC, experienced severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October, 2016.

Members of South Carolina’s UMVIM Early Response Team work to clear fallen trees off the roof of a home in Orangeburg, S.C. in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in October, 2016. Photo by Billy Robinson, used with permission.

Photo by Billy Robinson, used with permission

Members of South Carolina’s UMVIM Early Response Team work to clear fallen trees off the roof of a home in Orangeburg, S.C. in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

First responders work to rescue those trapped by the Louisiana floodwaters. Photo courtesy of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Photo courtesy of the Baton Rouge Police Department

The Underwater Investigation Unit of the Baton Rouge Police Department rescues people trapped by the Louisiana floodwaters.

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States.

After the flood waters have receded, wounds have been tended, basic needs met, and the world's attention has faded, The United Methodist Church continues to be present by providing ongoing assistance. UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief, but also long-term education, training, and support. While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations, the most important partners in the work of recovery are those being served.

UMCOR is currently engaged in relief efforts in Haiti, the Bahamas, and the southeastern United States from devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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