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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.