UMCOR Responds to Hurricane DeanNEW YORK, Aug.21, 2007—Jamaica and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula took the direct hit from Hurricane Dean after it had lashed the coastlines of Haiti, Belize and other Caribbean nations. This massive storm that struck Mexico as a rare category 5 hurricane weakened after crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, but may gain strength before it makes landfall again.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is contacting the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and Americas, the Methodist Church of Haiti and the Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church in Mexico to determine how to best assist in each situation. "Our partners are critical to ensure that the right kind of aid reaches those who need it most," said Sam Dixon, UMCOR’s interim director.
UMCOR provides assistance for long-term recovery that last months and sometimes years after a major storm such as Hurricane Dean.
How You Can Help
Please pray for those thousands who are affected by Hurricane Dean. Your gifts are imperative to UMCOR's response.Funds for UMCOR's response to 2007 hurricanes are low as this is the first major storm of the season. Please give generously to support UMCOR's work through Hurricanes 2007, UMCOR Advance #982511.