Advance # 901670
Supporting UMCOR's response to disasters
||North America, United States, US Regional
Background / History
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) responds to natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, major storms and tornadoes, as well as disasters of human origin, such as explosions, shootings, and bombings.
Through local United Methodist churches and trained disaster response workers, UMCOR provides immediate relief, assistance with cleanup and rebuilding, pastoral counseling, and support for children and youth who have been through trauma.
The term "natural disaster" defines the scope of invovlement in the United States for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). The term refers to floods, earthquakes, storms, tornadoes, cyclones, hurricanes, or other "acts of God", and under extraordinary circumstances could include an especially disastrous fire, explosion, transportation wreck, or other emergency in which persons are suddenly plunged into suffering and grief. Hundreds of natural disasters occur each year in the U.S. and leave in their wake destruction, suffering and despair. Some are of major proportions and require the utilization of tremendous resources provided by the United Methodist Church, as well as, by governmental and other agencies.