Read about how UMCOR is responding to the needs of people in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
3/4/10: A check received in the amount of $20,000 brings to $40,000 the total contributed to date by the Methodist faithful of Puerto Rico to UMCOR's Haiti Emergency fund.
by Elliott Wright
2/10/10: Bishop Joel N. Martinez says the cancellation "...will not solve all of the economic challenges ..."
by Kim Lehmann
2/8/10: "Temporary Protective Status" (TPS) permits eligible Haitians to stay and work in the US for 18 months. UMCOR's JFON ministry continues to offer free legal clinics.
A small gratitude journal can make a huge difference. A ten-dollar journal from United Methodist mission partner HAPI not only enhances one's gratitude but helps a local artist in Haiti return to work.
As UMCOR begins the long term work with the people of Haiti, the response is complex. To learn more about how your gifts are helping rebuild lives, please review some common questions and answers about UMCOR's relief efforts.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief opened a field office in Port-au-Prince and is hiring full-time staff as part of a five-year plan to help rebuild Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
by Mary Beth Coudal and Chris Heckert
2/8/10: First United Methodist Church of Flushing held a special offering; that, combined with a gift from the church, totals $60,000 toward UMCOR's relief efforts in Haiti.
by Linda Unger
2/14/10: In four weeks UMCOR has assessed damages and needs, developed a five-year work plan, shored up strategic partnerships, and leased office space and hired staff to run a field office set to open this week.
Memorial Service in New York City for Mission Leaders Who Died in Haiti:
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