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United Methodists  from Foundry UMC in Sterlington, La. helped salvage items from a neighbor's flooded home. Image courtesy of Louisiana Annual Conference.

Louisiana churches provide help amid floods

As rising waters forced thousands to flee their homes in Louisiana, United Methodists stepped up for neighbors in need. Read More

The Dec. 26 tornado that hit North Texas was particularly damaging to parts of Rowlett, east of Dallas. UMNS photo by Sam Hodges.

Favor returned: Tiny church offers hefty relief check

A United Methodist church on the Texas coast got connectional help after hurricanes and now is helping North Texas recover from tornadoes. Read More

The United Methodist church in Lutts, Tenn., was destroyed by a tornado on Dec. 23. Photo by Angela Overstreet

No gift from Christmas weather

United Methodists bounce back from tornadoes and floods and join extensive relief efforts. "The connection works." Read More

Boats ferry South Carolina flood victims after storm in October, 2015. Courtesy of the Rev. Michael Bingham, South Carolina Conference.

South Carolina leaders, churches focus on flood recovery

“We will be involved in long-term recovery after the cameras go away.” United Methodists are helping thousands hurt by the storm, but the process could take three years. Read More

Volunteer Sid Riddick mixes concrete for a footing as he repairs damage from Hurricane Sandy at a home in Atlantic City, N.J. Riddick was part of a volunteer team from Matthews (N.C.) United Methodist Church and was working through A Future With Hope, a long-term recovery program of the Greater New Jersey Conference of The United Methodist Church. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Volunteers still needed three years after Superstorm Sandy

The hurricane hit on October 29, 2012. Watch and download a video about the continuing need to help survivors rebuild their homes and lives. View

Westbury United Methodist Church in Houston has been a hub for relief work by various agencies related to flooding in the city on Memorial Day Weekend. Houston and much of the rest of the Texas saw more heavy rains this week. Photo by Hannah Terry, The Texas Conference

Saturated Southwest sees more rain

Tropical Storm Bill wasn’t as bad as expected, but church officials brace for more flooding Read More

Aerial shot of damage in Van, Texas.  Photo courtesy of KLTV 7

U.S. tornado losses include two from Texas church

United Methodists move to assist after storms, flooding in several states; church couple in Van, Texas, is among tornado fatalities. Read More

Earthquake survivors carry supplies through the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. The United Methodist Committee on Relief and other members of ACT Alliance are organizing to provide assistance. Photo courtesy of ACT Alliance

Nepal earthquake survivors in dire need of food, shelter

Outside Kathmandu and other cities, the fact that the earthquake struck at noon reduced casualties. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is preparing its response. Read More

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