United Methodists Pledge China Earthquake Relief

April 24, 2013

SHANGHAI (UMNS) — A United Methodist delegation visiting Christians in China said the denomination, through its United Methodist Committee on Relief, will assist in providing relief to the earthquake survivors in southwest Sichuan Province.


The current toll of the April 20th earthquake, centered in Ya'an, is 188 people reported dead, 25 missing and 11,460 injured. As the delegation met April 22 with officials and staff of the China Christian Council, Thomas Kemper, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, pledged a grant of $10,000 to the council's Social Service Department along as well as a $10,000 grant to the Amity Foundation, a Christian organization and long-time partner.

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