For the past year, natural disasters have run concurrently with coronavirus, complicating rescue and recovery efforts. UMCOR head Roland Ferdandes says, “The struggles in some ways brought people closer together.”
34 UMCOR grants totaling an estimated $783,700 were distributed in 2020. The Michigan Conference received $110,000 to address the flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region on May 19.
First in. Last out. As UMCOR and UMVIM begin response to Dorian, they continue to bring help and hope to those recovering from storms named Maria, Irma, Harvey, and Michael.
You can bet, when you hear something’s brewing on the Weather Channel, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is already starting to prepare the best response for what lies ahead.