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Archives 2011

We offer this resource in Adobe PDF format. It has one 8 1/2" x 11" "landscape style" page designed to be cut in half and printed back-to-back. A large type color bulletin is also available. A new bulletin insert is issued each month.

World AIDS Day
Community health volunteers from the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund-supported Lasarat Ambulatoy Clinic in Armenia are working toward an AIDS-free world. They are spreading the word about HIV prevention and have reached more than 16,290 community members since 2008.
Alleviate Hunger
When congregations make their first fair trade purchase through your referral of Share for Hunger, a pilot referral program of the UMCOR Coffee Project, UMCOR will donate $10 in your honor to the World Hunger and Poverty Advance #982920. This advance project works to alleviate hunger and poverty in the US and around the world! Share for Hunger begins now and runs through the end of the year in partnership with Equal Exchange.
Horn of Africa Crisis
UMCOR is working with partners ACT Alliance, Church World Service, and GlobalMedic in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia to provide food, clean water, and shelter for those have been displaced and are living in refugee camps because of drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa.
World Malaria Day
UMCOR is coordiating a 100,000 net distribution in the Homoine and Panda districts of Mozambique in observance of World Malaria Day, April 25. The distribution, set to take place in May, will benefit more than 30,000 families.
Japan Emergency
A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled through northeast Japan on Friday, March 11, causing many injuries and fires. A 33-foot tsunami wave covered parts of the country's coastline just off of Honshu, Japan’s most populous island. On record, the earthquake is the strongest to hit Japan in the 140 years.
Eco-Palm Sunday
Purchasing eco-palms through the UMCOR-supported Eco-Palm Project, ensures that palm harvesters in Guatemala and Mexico are earning a fair income for their labor. The project helps to sustain forestry, protect local jobs and helps preserve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.
World Water Day
Accessing safe water is an ongoing challenge for the 20,000 residents of Tengecha, Kenya. Every day, women and children travel three to four miles to fetch water from the Mara River that is contaminated and unsafe for human consumption.
Spring Storms 2011
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was devastatingly hit by a mile-wide, swirling tornado on April 27, after some 200 tornadoes had already plummeted through eight southern states just days before.
World Refugee Day
When Nestor and his family finally arrived in the US in 2006 with the help of PARA Refugee Services, a Church World Service affiliate in Michigan, he was warmly received by members of Chapel Hill UMC in Portage, who have been serving new arrivals for 15 years.