(One Great Hour of Sharing)
February 19, 2017
UMCOR Sunday, formerly known as One Great Hour of Sharing, a United Methodist Special Sunday, enables the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to respond to disasters around the world by covering its operational and administrative costs. By giving to UMCOR Sunday, you enable UMCOR to keep the promise that 100% of designated gifts will go to support the designated projects. Please continue to give generously to UMCOR Sunday. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of those who are hurting.
UMCOR has brought hope and solidarity to communities both at home and abroad, for more than 75 years. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief in the United States and in more than 80 other countries. Our 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. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery, until they are well on their way to establishing a “new normal” after a crisis.
We are also 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.
A small sample of where UMCOR has been over the last few months::
Indiana: Tornado and flood relief Sri Lanka: Flood response
Ethiopia: Food Relief Louisiana: Flood response Malawi: Food aid during drought
Virginia: Tornado relief Rural Cambodia: 17,000 school kits Bangladesh: Cyclone recovery
Kenya: Flood relief
While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency and chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long term education, training and support.
Mission Statement: Compelled by Christ to be a voice on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.
Won’t you join in to help alleviate human suffering and give hope and healing? Please give generously. Our goal is $500.00. Thank you.
UMCOR BE THERE BE HOPE