Extracted from UMCOR Hotline 06 Sep
Floods and food shortages continue to afflict South Asia. Millions in India continue to suffer from famine as a result of both massive floods and severe drought. UMCOR is responding through its ecumenical partner, CASA (Christian Auxiliary for Social Action). Widespread floods have also wiped out large portions of the food supply in Bangladesh, China, and Nepal. Your gifts to International Disaster Response Advance #982450-8 will provide food and help people to rebuild their lives.
UMCOR is responding to floods in other parts of the world through its ecumenical partner, ACT (Action by Churches Together). In Europe, repair and rebuilding is moving forward, with a special focus on Romania and Russia. After summer monsoon rains and three successive typhoons, much of the Philippines has experienced severe flooding. Your gifts to Advance #982450-8 provide ready resources for rapid response to these and developing situations around the globe.
It is not too late to receive a church offering or individual gifts in support of the Church Wide Appeal for the Southern Africa Famine Advance #101250-4. Funds are needed for immediate food supplies as well as long-term recovery.
Gifts may be made through local United Methodist Churches, or by calling (800) 554-8583. Credit card donations are accepted.
UMCOR is providing emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about current UMCOR ministries, please visit the website: http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/ .