Eight states were devastated by 60 tornadoes in December of 2021. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is helping recovery happen with generous gifts from across the connection.
UMCOR answered many appeals for help in 2021. Here are key responses and a few of the major grants awarded to help alleviate suffering worldwide, including Michigan.
Conferences and the United Methodist Committee on Relief are gearing up for relief work after tornadoes struck at least six states. Dan O’Malley, Michigan Conference, urges, “Stay put for now.”
Afghan refugees have started to arrive in Michigan. Churches are encouraged to become sponsors, offering a warm welcome and support. Here’s how to begin.
Two UMCOR-trained disaster case managers are now engaging with neighbors in Detroit. Funds are being sought for assistance for survivors of flooding in June 2021. Six months later, people suffer.
The Bishop’s Advent Appeal for 2021 aims to be “a surprise of hope for people near and far.” Gifts will support disaster recovery in Michigan, the United States, and countries around the globe.
Crop and livestock farmers in Liberia, DR Congo, Sierra Leone, and Zimbabwe will benefit from the Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, a $1.34 million grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief has launched the Afghan Refugee Resettlement Reimbursement program, offering $1,000 grants to United Methodist churches partnering with Church World Service.