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.”
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.
Flood survivors living in Iosco and Arenac counties are now being helped by a $600,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Long-term recovery from the 2020 flood continues.
United Methodist churches across the United States are offering radical hospitality to Afghan families caught in the aftermath of a 20-year war.
One disaster after another has filled the headlines in recent weeks. UMCOR and The Michigan Conference provide ways to restore the lives of neighbors near and far.
The plight of Afghans has filled the news for the past several weeks. The situation remains uncertain. UMCOR has been working there alongside partners for 60 years. UMCOR is providing assistance now.
UMCOR has issued funds for medical relief in Haiti. Roland Fernandes, head of UMCOR, says, “Our response will continue with more grants to partners in the region providing humanitarian relief.”