UMCOR Responds to Myanmar Disaster
UMCOR Hotline Special Edition
May 8, 2008
Cyclone Nargis tore through
Satellite images reveal extensive damage along the entire costal plain. Current reports place the death toll at higher than 20,000, with another 40,000 missing.
UMCOR is partnering with Church World Service, the
The Rev. Sam Dixon, UMCOR's top executive, spoke with Bishop Zothan Mawia of the
"We are thankful for the prayers and response of the United Methodist people," said Mawia in his phone conversation with
Additional avenues of response are being explored through Action by Churches Together and other partners. The unique political situation in
What You Can Do
Please pray for the people of
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Financial gifts will allow UMCOR to respond immediately and with generosity when the appropriate structures are in place to receive further assistance. Give to UMCOR Advance # 3019674, Myanmar Emergency, to help the survivors of Cyclone Nargis.
How to Give
Cash gifts will help UMCOR continue to support the immediate relief and long-term recovery of those affected by the cyclone in
At church: For local and Annual Conference credit, put your gift in the offering plate on Sunday.
By Mail: Make your check payable to UMCOR and mail to UMCOR,
Link here to give online. Call 1-800-554-8583 to make a credit card donation by phone.
UMCOR is 100% efficient. Every dollar you give to this emergency will provide humanitarian relief and recovery only for this emergency. That's because the gifts made to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering cover UMCOR's costs to administer your gifts.
UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the
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