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Churches assist during winter storms

Churches provide volunteers

United Methodist churches across the south opened shelters as winter storms left millions without water or electricity. Gifts to UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response #901670 will provide aid for recovery efforts.

UMCOR hanging tough, moving forward

UMCOR supported work in Louisiana Hurricane Relief.

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.”

Lives being changed in mid-Michigan

Mid-Michigan flood damaged assessed in Sanford

Disaster recovery continues in mid-Michigan after flooding shattered the lives of thousands eight months ago. Six case managers, employed by The Michigan Conference, are now helping residents rebuild their lives.

UMCOR has a year like no other

UMCOR assisted in GLBR flooding in May.

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.

EngageMI helps you transform the world

Engage MI

EngageMI 2020-2021 is a new mission resource that will guide engagement with neighbors near and far in the new year. Two copies have been mailed to each local church and full details are now online.

Cash needed for wildfire buckets

National Guard battles wild fire

Gifts to the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery Advance #901670 support efforts to aid homeowners in the path of wildfire blazing in California and Oregon.

Stretching to meet needs in Appalachia

UMCOR grant feeds hungry families in Appalachia

Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Mission, United Methodist ministries in Appalachia, have received strong support from Michigan for many years. Learn how they are coping with coronavirus.

Liberia receives UMCOR food relief

Food distribution in Liberia

Liberia is fighting two threats to health … COVID-19 and hunger. Gifts from UMCOR and Covenant Partners are providing food relief that’s making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Flood recovery moves forward

Pastors tour relief efforts in mid-Michigan

Case Managers will be trained by UMCOR in July to assist in the Long Term Recovery Group plans for helping individuals and families achieve a new normal from last month’s flooding.

4 weeks downstream, still suffering

Assessing four weeks aid

Many, many more weeks of relief and recovery are ahead in mid-Michigan after May 19th flooding caused significant damage in over 1000 households across five counties. Here’s an eye-witness account.