Community-Based, Faith-Partner Networks help UMCOR see the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake through the eyes of the people affected and respond accordingly. Read the full story, beginning on page 47, in the current issue of Monday Developments Magazine, a publication of InterAction.
By Elliott Wright
Global Ministries staff marked the first anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the deaths in the disaster of two beloved colleagues.
Podcasts from the UMCOR Haiti Update:
UMCOR is grateful to United Methodists and others of goodwill who have contributed so generously to our relief and recovery work in Haiti. Your generosity has placed UMCOR among the top ten organizations in terms of funds raised for Haiti recovery, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Read more.
Our broadcast on January 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST will be an update on the work in Haiti one year after the earthquake. We journey back to Haiti to speak with UMCOR staff on the continuing work in the country.
The Rev. Jim Gulley, UMCOR consultant explains why he cannot abandon Haiti, even after being trapped during the earthquake in January 2010. "I needed to go back and to re-engage." www.umcorhaiti.org
January 12 marks one year since the devastating earthquake shook the impoverished nation of Haiti. While progress has been painstakingly slow, signs of hope are springing up for those affected by the earthquake.
Over the course of the year since the earthquake in Haiti, the work of recovery there has advanced like a tightrope walker along a taut chord.