UMCOR volunteers offer assistance after a crisis until a new normal is established within the community?
When a natural or human-caused disaster strikes inside or outside the U.S. your gift helps UMCOR stay until recovery is complete which establishes hope. UMCOR works with local Annual Conference disaster response ministries to provide financial and physical support. Outside the U.S. UMCOR serves as the primary channel for United Methodist assistance. In the short term, UMCOR provides financial assistance and in the long term, UMCOR works with local partners toward recover and reconstruction.
ABOUT UMCOR SUNDAY (UMCOR)
In response to the devastating global effects of World War II, the 1940 United Methodist Church's General Conference established a relief agency called United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). This agency was created to respond to the needs of human anguish by working globally to alleviate suffering and advance hope and healing. UMCOR is organized into programmatic areas focused on U.S and international response and recovery, sustainable development, global health and migration. Each area is founded on the belief that positive sustainable change is best done alongside and in support of communities. Your generosity on UMCOR Sunday underwrites the “costs of doing business,” allowing UMCOR to keep the promise that 100% of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs. The work of UMCOR is managed through the General Board of Global Ministries.