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Melissa Crutchfield of UMCOR walks past the wreckage of the Montana Hotel on her way to a memorial service for the Revs. Sam Dixon and Clinton Rabb. Fallen Colleagues Remembered at Hotel Montana

Walking up the curving driveway to the Hotel Montana, Melissa Crutchfield stopped several time to pick flowers.


A community in Haiti learns how to purify their water for drinking.Haitians Get Keys to Clean Water Through UMCOR Partnership

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), working with GlobalMedic, brought the key to life-saving water to Jean's community, which was sleeping in an open field.


A funeral procession makes its way through the streets of Port-au-Prince

Haiti Methodists Offer ‘Healing Love’ to Survivors

Clara “Jean”Arnwine, one of a team of volunteers from Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, died of injuries she suffered after being trapped inside the Haiti Eye Clinic just blocks away from one of Denizard’s churches.


Signs requesting help are a common sight in earthquake-damaged areas in Port-au-Prince

Haitian Methodists and UMCOR Size Up Needs

As the day starts to become night, mothers tend to their crying babies by the pale blue light of cell phones.


Methodist Disciple Podcast

UMCOR Haiti Podcast

Interviews with Melissa Hinnen and Melissa Crutchfield
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Mexican Rescue WorkersUMCOR Joins on-the-Ground Relief for Haiti

The United Methodist Committee on Relief and a host of other faith-based groups are on the ground in Haiti as they determine how to assist earthquake survivors.


UMCOR Hotline  Haiti Hotline

A major earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti causing widespread destruction. Millions of people are affected and thousands are feared dead. UMCOR is assessing the needs and preparing to respond. Support for relief efforts can be made to Haiti Emergency, UMCOR Advance # 418325


The Methodist Church in Port-au-PrinceHaitian Methodist Leader Assesses Earthquake Damage

--"Almost every Haitian family has lost a relative, or friend, or close one," the president of the Methodist Church in Haiti reports in an open letter of appreciation to those assisting his country in the wake of the January 12 earthquake.


Reverend Sam DixonSamuel W. Dixon, Jr.: Man of Faith and Compassion:

Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., age 60, died doing what he loved to do: working for the welfare of the poor and rejected of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.


Rev. Clinton RabbRev. Clinton Rabb, Mission Executive Dies As Result of Earthquake Injuries

The Rev. Clinton Rabb, 60, a leader in The United Methodist Church's extensive mission volunteer program, died on January 17 in a Florida hospital of injuries sustained when he was trapped for 55 hours in the ruins of Hotel Montana.


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