When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or The Philipines’ Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—we feel entirely helpless as we watch the drama unfold on our living room televisions. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act
Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering overseas at the onset of World War II, Methodists have continued to respond to those in desperate need. Today, UMCOR is present in more than eighty countries around the world.
The response of UMCOR isn’t something “they” do; it’s something “we” do.