UMCOR Helping Hurricane Harvey Survivors

United Methodist Committee on Relief

One of the most respected disaster relief agencies in operation today, UMCOR has been making a difference in the world since 1940. One hundred percent of every dollar donated to UMCOR goes to disaster relief and recovery services.

As Hurricane Harvey continues to bring devastation to Texas and impacts Louisiana, the people of The United Methodist Church are answering the call to help those in need and showing support for the denomination’s relief agency, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR-affiliated volunteers have been staffing emergency shelters, sheltering people in need, and working with evacuees where they have been relocated. United Methodist congregations have been making thousands of cleaning and hygiene kits. UMCOR-trained early response teams are ready to be activated for the relief phase of the disaster recovery process, which includes removing debris, securing homes, and stabilizing structures damaged in the storm.

One of the most respected disaster relief agencies in operation today, UMCOR has been making a difference in the world since 1940. One hundred percent of every dollar donated to UMCOR goes to relief and recovery services, earning the agency top ratings from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity watchdog organization. UMCOR is a long-standing member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and other similar organizations. Learn more at http://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2017/august/0825umcorrespondstoharvey and donate at http://bit.ly/DonateToUMCOR.

“Donations to UMCOR empower local early response teams to do what they need to do, when they need to do it, when safe,” said Catherine G. Earl, director of disaster response and U.S. partner relations for UMCOR. “People often say that UMCOR is ‘first in, last out.’ Our work is made possible only by generous contributions from the people of The United Methodist Church and friends of UMCOR.”

UMCOR equips United Methodists to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. UMCOR assists with training, leadership and coordination within The United Methodist Church and in cooperation with other faith-based and…

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