Haiti News Archives
When Rev. Edgar Avitia got to Port-au-Prince shortly after the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, the first thing he noticed was the absence of children in the street. The second was the dust-covered absence of music.
The overwhelming response to assist the people of Haiti is an inspiration across The United Methodist Church.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief opened a field office in Port-au-Prince and is hiring full-time staff as part of a five-year plan to help rebuild Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
One month after a 7.0 earthquake tore through Haiti, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is digging in its heals for a long-term recovery effort in the Caribbean nation.
Immediately following the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Rev. Thomas Toussaint waited and wept with congregants who called or came by the Haitian mission he pastors in Orlando, Florida.
On February 1, 2010, the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, Queens, gave $60,000 to UMCOR relief efforts in Haiti.
Tune in Saturday at 4pm and 7pm CT for a webcast concert hosted by Point of Grace and Mark Schultz to benefit UMCOR's Haiti Relief. Presented by Brentwood UMC and Word Records, the concert features Selah, Ginny Owens and Larry Stewart.
“UMCOR is in Haiti on behalf of the United Methodist Church, but more importantly, we are there for the people of Haiti,” said The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey at the General Board of Global Ministries’ board meeting in Stamford, CT on October 11.
United Methodists and many people of good will in the U.S. and around the world have been deeply touched by the affects of the massive earthquake in Haiti last month and are anxious to help.
Flowers are beautiful, chocolates are tasty, but neither one lasts. A gift to UMCOR through The Advance ensures that 100% of your money goes to Haiti, and guarantees that the relief efforts there will continue until the people of Haiti are back on their feet.