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UMCOR Facilitates Largest Ever Jurisdictional Disaster Academy

Japan – A Year of Recovery

Midwest Tornadoes



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UMCOR Names New Director of Global Health Programs
UMCOR announced today that it has named Shannon Trilli to serve as the new director of the organization’s Global Health programs.


UMCOR Responds to Typhoon Sendong

Flash flooding in southern Philippines swept through Cayagan De Oro and Iligan cities on Mindanao Island, leaving more than 957 people dead and at least 1,582 injured.


Taking the Long Look
In a “historic” board of directors meeting yesterday, UMCOR adopted measures to bolster the organization and also released significant funding to propel disaster recovery in the US, Japan, and Haiti.


UMCOR Salutes Hispanic/Latino Group
Rev. Cynthia F. Harvey, UMCOR's top executive, celebrated with members of the United Methodist association of Hispanics and Latinos on the occasion of the group’s fortieth anniversary founding of MARCHA.


In Columbia: Clinic Inauguration Ushers in a New Day
After years of violence, survivors in six Colombian villages find healing and a new life, thanks to a recently inaugurated clinic. Read the story and view videos of the inauguration.


UMCOR Attends Ivorian Inauguration
UMCOR head, Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey, and board director, Bishop Janice Huie, attend Ivorian president’s inauguration this weekend in a sign of solidarity and hope for peace.


Setting a Vision
During its spring board of directors meeting, UMCOR approved significant funding for disaster relief in Japan and Haiti and advanced its strategic planning process.


Chilean Methodists, UMCOR Sign Agreement
When a massive earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, Juan Salazar and his fellow Methodists were ready to respond.


United Methodist Church Pledges Support to Global Fund
In a spirit of hope and partnership, Thomas Kemper announced today that The United Methodist Church will contribute up to $28 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based on a successful $75 million Imagine No Malaria campaign.


UMCOR in Spotlight at School of Congregational Development
Disaster relief was in the spotlight at a public celebration during a United Methodist training institute on starting and strengthening churches, and the unusual combination made perfect sense.


Cynthia Harvey
Meet Cynthia Harvey, the new head of UMCOR. Learn about her passion and vision on behalf of the UMC.


UMCOR at Seventy
Seventy years after its founding as a short-term response to suffering, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues to respond to people in need, to stand with them through natural and human-made disasters, and to support their hopes for development, security, growth, and healing.


Pastor from Texas to Lead United Methodist Committee on Relief
The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey, a pastor from Texas with a background in the local church, international health ministries, domestic disaster relief, and organizational management is the new head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


Mission Leaders who Died in Haiti Remembered
Amid numerous calls to embrace with renewed vigor the baptismal commitment to mission, hundreds of colleagues, friends, ecumenical partners and family members celebrated the lives of Rev. Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., and Rev. Clinton C. Rabb in a memorial service this afternoon at Riverside Church in New York City.


UMCOR: 70 Years of Hope
For 70 years the people of The United Methodist Church have put the spirit of Micah 6:8 into action through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


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