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How can I help with disaster relief?

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides resources and relief to many to overcome world hunger and poverty. Read More

2013: Cleaning up after winds, flood

A November typhoon that left part of the Philippines in ruins was reminiscent of the 2004 South Asian tsunami while in the United States, tornado-prone Oklahoma witnessed the nation’s widest tornado on record and Colorado floodwaters cut off mountain towns for days. Read More

Slideshow: Oklahoma Tornado Photos

United Methodist bishops from around the world immersed themselves in the reality of life at the U.S. border to learn more about ministry there. Read More

5 Ways You Can Help the Oklahoma Tornado Survivors

The human spirit shines in times of disaster. In the aftermath of the May 20 tornado that destroyed parts of Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding towns, individual volunteers and community groups across the country are looking for ways to lend a hand. Read More

Oklahoma climbs back after multiple tornadoes

United Methodists in Oklahoma extend relief work to areas hit by massive May 31 tornado, widest on record. Read More

Laura Gage (center) hugs Joe Royer while helping sort through the wreckage of his home in Joplin, Mo.,following the deadly tornado. At left is Kevin Kaufhardt. A UMNS photo  by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Churches Dealing with Disaster

When disaster hits a community, pastors and congregations need to be prepared. Find news and resources for facing tough times. More

When disaster hits: Lessons from others

As tornadoes and floods challenge churches, one clergywoman says, "People do not recover without support, nudging and compassion." Read More

Disaster recovery: Indiana town bounces back

One year after tornado levels Henryville, pastor says, "When we bind together as the body of Christ, we are a force to be reckoned with." Read More

Disaster recovery: Harvest reaps blessings

The tornado gave church new opportunity to reinvent itself, learn from past, embrace a brighter future, says Alabama pastor. Read More

Joplin one year later: Moving forward

Tornado victims remembered as Missouri city rebuilds with assistance from United Methodist donations, volunteers. Read More

Iowa church was shelter in the storm

Congregation's decision not to lock its doors leaves a safe haven for a family of five as tornados wreak havoc through Central Plains. Read More

Churches reach out after swath of storms

A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities. Read More

Churches respond to 2012 winter twisters

Even as they grieve losses, United Methodists find ways to help their neighbors pick up pieces after Feb.29 storms. Read More

UMCOR Spring Storms

Leaders say the relief agency has already responded to as many storms as in all of 2010, and almost as many as in 2009. View

Tornado Losses, Lessons:  Rev. Kelly Clem

The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms. View