The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries has released statements this week responding to the multiple crises around the world, including the recent earthquake in Haiti and the turmoil playing out in Afghanistan.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is working to support Haitians who have lost their homes and family members to the deadly earthquake on Aug. 14. Similarily, funds are also being raised to support Afghans and U.S. citizens who are attempting to escape Afghanistan after the recent takeover of the country by the Taliban.
Additionally, UMCOR;s US Disaster Response and Recovery staff is working to support those affected by the flooding in Tennessee and Western North Carolina, and the rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Henri on the East Coast. Gifts to support these efforts can be sent to UMCOR-US Disaster Response and Recovery, Advance #901670, https://umcmission.org/
To read UMCOR and Global Ministries statement on Haiti, visit https://umcmission.org/international-disaster-response/earthquake-in-haiti-umcors-response/
The statement on Afghanistan can be found here https://umcmission.org/august-2021/umcor-supports-afghans-in-need/
Individuals who are interested in supporting UMCOR’s response in Afghanistan and Haiti can make gifts online at https://umcmission.org/