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Help in the Wake of Hurricane Noel

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2007—Hurricane Noel’s drenching rains wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and Mexico as sustained rains caused severe flooding across the Caribbean and Mexico. This deadliest storm of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season left deep needs in its wake.

UMCOR continues to build its response to this wide-reaching disaster. Already, UMCOR has issued emergency grants to partners in the Dominican Republic and Mexico to assist them in their initial responses. At the same time, UMCOR is also in contact with others to look for ways to be part of long-term recovery programs.

In the Dominican Republic, UMCOR is working with the Evangelical Dominican Church, which is engaged in providing people with items that will meet their immediate needs such as food, medication and mattresses. UMCOR is also supporting the Methodist Church in Mexico with a similar emergency response.

UMCOR anticipates working with Action by Churches Together partners on a long term response. Currently, ACT partners are assessing the situation in Tabasco, Mexico, for the best response.

How You Can Help

Cash gifts will help UMCOR’s response. To give, please make out your check to UMCOR and mail it to UMCOR PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087. Write “UMCOR Advance #982511, Hurricanes 2007” on the memo line of your check. One hundred percent of every donation to any appeal, including appeals for Hurricane Noel, goes to support the designated program. Online Giving