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  • September 21, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline

In Today's Hotline:

*REFUGEE MINISTRY: Quilting for Refugees

*RELIEF SUPPLIES: Winter Volunteers Needed in Salt Lake City

*PAKISTAN: Your Help is Urgently Needed

*CAMEROON: UMCOR Responds to Flooding


The Comforters, a quilting group of Faith United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, makes quilts for refugees who have recently arrived in the United States. Their offering, they say, is meant to show the new arrivals that “someone cares.”

Since January, the group has made 10 quilts and four crocheted afghans and given them away through Refugee Services of Texas (RST). Read more about The Comforters’ labor of love in UMCOR’s Refugee Ministry Newsletter.

Click here to learn how your church community can extend hospitality to newly arrived refugees. Your gift to New Hope for Newcomers, UMCOR Advance #901779, supports UMCOR’s Refugee Ministry. Online Giving


Since its opening just over a year ago, UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah, has welcomed groups of volunteers from across the western United States, sent out a shipment of relief supplies to Haiti, and hosted disaster preparedness training.

One of two UMCOR relief supply depots and one of six depots in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network, UMCOR West is looking for volunteers to fill out its winter calendar. If your church is interested in sending volunteers on a winter trip to UMCOR West, please contact the depot to set up a reservation.

Find out more about UMCOR’s Relief Supply ministry here. Read the fall Relief Supply Newsletter. Your gift to Material Resource Ministry, UMCOR Advance #901440, supports this important work. Online Giving


When the swollen Indus River spilled into Nowshera District in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province last month, floodwaters covered the home of Joseph Bashir. Over the course of 25 years, Bashir had built his home, married, and raised his children there.

He and his family still have taken shelter at a relief camp of the Diocese of Peshawar of the Church of Pakistan, an UMCOR partner. Until they can return home, the family is safe and cared for at the camp.

Some 20 million people were affected by the massive flooding that roared through Pakistan this summer. Your help is urgently needed. Please give to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450, and earmark your check for Pakistan Emergency. Online Giving


Long, heavy rains have provoked massive flooding in northern Cameroon. In addition to the wounded and dead, neighbors in the communities of Pouss and Maga saw livestock, rice crops, and homes destroyed by floodwaters.

Through the United Methodist Mission in Cameroon and in partnership with the Foundation of Protestant Churches in Cameroon, UMCOR is providing food, medicine, water, and shelter to some 400 survivors of the floods in Pouss and Maga.

Please support UMCOR’s relief efforts in Cameroon and elsewhere with your gift to International Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #982450. Online Giving

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR’s ministries, please visit You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking on any of the “Give Now” links. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.

And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.

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