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Domestic Disaster Response

When disaster strikes, local churches are there to provide the first response to their own communities. This basic understanding—that disaster response is local—forms the foundation for UMCOR’s US disaster training and response. First and foremost, UMCOR is a resource for the local response.

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Faith UMCFaith Stays Afloat

Though they lost both their home and their church to the flood in Minot, ND, last month, Ada and Bob Lower continue to lead Faith UMC’s efforts to feed the hungry, now via a mobile food pantry. Watch the video.


Members of the Holston Annual Conference form an assembly-line effort at Lake JunaluskaConferences Focus on Disaster Relief

In the wake of recent storms, annual conferences of The United Methodist Church are raising money and gathering supplies for storm survivors.


Flooding in Minot continues to take its tollMinot, North Dakota, Journal

Flooding in Minot continues to take its toll, says the Rev. Lee Gale, as he offers a snapshot of the North Dakota town.


Don TrippJoplin Response Shows Denomination's Strength

United Methodist connectional ministry offers a light of hope in and after a storm that pounded a Missouri town. Read the story, view a slideshow.


Spring Storms News Archives

►In Joplin, Faith Remains Where Little else stands
►Police Chaplain Serves the Tornado-stricken
►Joplin Tornado Hits UM Churches, Members
►UMCOR Keeps Promise to Storm Survivors
►Severe Weather in Three States
►A Rolling Flood of Need
►Volunteers launch UM relief efforts in Southeast
►St. John's UMC Responds to Storms and Flooding
►Spring Storms Hotline
►UMCOR Underscores Commitment to Storm-ravaged South
►Storms Leave a Trail of Death and Damages
►South Carolina UMVIM ERT Disaster Response to North Carolina
►Severe Weather Continues to Haunt South
►Reaching Out to Vulnerable Communities after the Storm
►After Tornadoes, a Light of Hope
►Storm Stampedes through US South