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UMC bishops seek donations for Puerto Rico in wake of hurricane

File photo from past hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UM News.)
File photo from past hurricane damage in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UM News.)

Council of Bishops
The United Methodist Church

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2022

UMC bishops seek donations for Puerto Rico in wake of hurricane

WASHINGTON, DC – The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church is appealing for donations to assist the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following the devastation left on the island by Hurricane Fiona last week.

The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico sent a letter to the COB asking for help and donations. In the letter of appeal, Bishop Lizzette Gabriel Montalvo, said: “our beloved brothers and sisters from different locations, we kindly ask for support on this journey in which once again we humbly give what we have received by grace. Your act of love by sending monetary donations for us to continue purchasing first aid supplies to thousands of families around the Island will make the difference in the lives of many people experiencing difficulties in their recovery process.”

In response, COB President Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton urged all Methodists to support the recovery effort which is being done in conjunction with the UMCOR. “Our sincere thoughts and prayers are extended to you in the midst of this latest crisis in Puerto Rico. We stand with you and our dear friends in Puerto Rico in this time of extreme need.”

Click here to read the letter from Bishop Montalvo to see how you may donate.

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