We support the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian arm of the United Methodist Church.
UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally, targeting places where natural disasters, war or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, South Pacific and Caribbean islands.
UMCOR also supports United Methodist churches to provide direct ministry to those impacted by disasters. Annual (regional) conferences responding to disaster may receive training, capacity building, supplies and funding.
Moving from relief to development, UMCOR works to alleviate suffering around the world by addressing the root causes of hunger, poverty, and poor health through specializing in solutions that help people become self-reliant.
UMCOR’s sustainable development work focuses on food security and sustainable agriculture, livelihoods, renewable energy access, and the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) program.
UMCOR cares about the created world and works to train Earthkeepers, United Methodists committed to connecting their church through projects that care for God’s creation. UMCOR also works with partners to save and utilize energy wisely and sustainably.