UMC National Advertising Offers Message of Hope

November 14, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, United Methodist Communications (UMCom) is spreading a message of hope from The United Methodist Church to those living in affected areas, through national and regional advertising. The ad also provides information about how those not directly affected can be a part of the rebuilding efforts by donating to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Full-page color ads are appearing in several major newspapers, including USA Today, The New York Times, and publications throughout New Jersey.
"With millions of people affected by this storm and more wanting to help in the aftermath, national advertising provides the most effective way to communicate with such a wide audience," said the Rev. Larry Hollon, UMCom chief executive. "Given the extreme hardship many are still experiencing, the ads, which include the message 'No matter how dark the day, hope will always shine through,' are a reminder of our concern."
United Methodist Communications has used advertising to relay a message of concern following previous tragedies, including 9/11 and the shootings in Aurora, Colorado earlier this year.
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