January 2023 – United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

The January SUMC Mission selected is the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

As part of Global Ministries, the international branch of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in over 60 countries throughout the world. Their efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own.

In addition, UMCOR International helps communities prepare for emergencies and to reduce the risk of disasters through a roster of training
programs. They are involved in global development work. Specific programs address issues of health, sanitation, poverty, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and food security. Many development problems are interrelated, so UMCOR uses integrated solutions to address their root causes. UMCOR seeks to empower local hospitals, schools, churches, and other stakeholders by enhancing their capacity to address these issues.

In 2022 there are over twenty individual international humanitarian initiatives including: flooding in Pakistan, earthquake in the
Philippines, earthquake in Afghanistan and war in Ukraine.

Please consider a portion of your monthly contribution in January to support UMCOR International. For further detailed information:

Mindi Logan, Wanda Barclay Co-chairs;
Kellie Meyer, Barb Clark
Leanne Nitz, Kathy Sankey, Marilyn Stocking,
Myra Thompson, Lona Vogie,
Robin Weingart, Sally McWhirter, Paul Westmaas,
Jackie Witt