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The UMCOR Hotline

January 17, 2006

In Today's Hotline:

redarrowPakistan/Kashmir: Earthquake Relief Continues
redarrowUS: Hurricane Rita Recovery
redarrow Indonesia: One Year Later
redarrowUMCOR Calendar Sale

PAKISTAN/KASHMIR: EARTHQUAKE RELIEF CONTINUES

The rush to provide relief to earthquake-affected areas in South Asia continues. UMCOR Partners such as Church World Service, International Blue Crescent, Church's Auxiliary for Social Action, and others are giving assistance in the form of shelter, food, and medical care.

October’s quake continues to take its toll as survivors suffer from disease and exposure to the Himalayan winter. Please keep hope alive by giving generously to UMCOR Advance #232000, Pakistan/Kashmir Earthquake.

US: HURRICANE RITA RECOVERY

Hurricane Rita roared into East Texas and Southwest Louisiana on the heels of Hurricane Katrina. The UMCOR Disaster Response network is hard at work helping the survivors of Rita to recover their homes and livelihoods through the annual conferences. In the Texas Annual Conference Rita recovery is well underway with 126 volunteer teams arriving to assist in relief and recovery between October and the end of 2005. Many more teams are scheduled in 2006. Family advocates and others are undergoing training to help people not only repair their homes, but also their lives.

One Rita survivor recently sent UMCOR a word of thanks, “Thank you for all the help down here in Southwest La. Everything you have sent is very useful in helping us get back on our feet.”

Your gifts to UMCOR Advance #982523, Hurricanes 2005, help all those affected by last year’s terrible storms to recover. If you would like your gift to go to a specific hurricane or region, please note that in the memo line of your check.

INDONESIA: ONE YEAR LATER

It’s been a year since the tsunami struck Indonesia and nations all around the Indian Ocean. UMCOR’s operations in Indonesia have accomplished much in the last 12 months. Download and share the latest UMCOR bulletin insert, New Homes, New Communities to learn more about how UMCOR is providing shelter, livlihoods, and hope in the wake of this disaster.

UMCOR CALENDAR SALE

Make 2006 a year of hope by sharing this inspirational collection of rich images from around the world along with vignettes about UMCOR programs in each location. It comes with a CD containing a screensaver and additional resources. The calendar is now available half-price! Call now the GBGM Service Center to order your UMCOR calendar for $5 at 1-800-305-9857 or order online at the GBGM E-Store .