UMCOR Hotline for May 13, 2008
: Earthquake Response
A massive earthquake in Sichuan Province of China has killed at least 12,000 people and destroyed up to 80 percent of homes and businesses in the area. More than 300 aftershocks have been recorded, keeping people on edge.
UMCOR partner Amity Foundation was able to send help to those affected within hours of the disaster. Amity has been working in
Please give to International Disaster Response, China Earthquake, UMCOR Advance #982450 to help earthquake survivors.
US: Helping Tornado Survivors
UMCOR is helping survivors of the latest spate of tornadoes that raced across the mid-South Saturday evening, May 10.
UMCOR always responds through annual conferences, providing funds, trainin,g and personnel support. In response to storms this past weekend, UMCOR is issuing emergency grants from both the
"The number of storms so far this year is high and unusual," said Tom Hazelwood, domestic disaster response executive. "UMCOR will work with our annual conference partners to assess the damage, help with the long-term recovery plans, and provide assistance to help meet emergency needs." Help support all the annual conferences affected by these violent storms with your gifts to Domestic Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670.
UMCOR is diligently working with partners to bring relief to those affected by Cyclone Nargis, which struck
"The United Methodist Committee on Relief is persistently pursuing all avenues to provide relief in
UMCOR is providing funding support to partners who are bringing relief to the people of