Gay Street United Methodist Church uplifts and financially supports the important work of UMCOR.
UMCOR’s Vision and Mission are as follows:
Vision: As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR strengthens and transforms people and communities.
Mission: Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.
UMCOR’s work can be categorized into three major areas:
1) Humanitarian Relief / Disaster Response
2) Sustainable Development
3) Global Health (in collaboration with Global Ministries)
Click here to visit the UMCOR webpage.
We have a long-standing partnership in Afghanistan, with projects and programs dating back to the mid-1960s. The work has been, and continues to be, in partnership with local Afghan communities, as well as with other humanitarian agencies concerned with health, community development and human rights. UMCOR is working with these partners to determine what assistance is most helpful at this time and the best avenue for ensuring humanitarian relief reaches the country. Through one project, UMCOR will provide cash assistance to displaced families resided in the Kabul area, enabling them to prioritize their most urgent needs such as food, shelter or medicine. Those interested in supporting UMCOR's response in Afghanistan can make gifts online or by checks made out to the church with either the word "Afghanistan" or Advance #98240 in the memo line.
"In the aftermath of the earthquake, we grieve alongside the people of Haiti as the staggering loss of life and level of devastation becomes clear," says Roland Fernandes, general secretary of Global Ministries and UMCOE. "UMCOR stands firm in its commitment to alleviate suffering and is working with partners on how to best meet basic and immediate needs as it has done in the past."
UMCOR is in communication with partners in Haiti and working closely with them to support emergency relief and early response efforts. A grant has been awarded to the Eglise Méthodiste d'Haiti (Methodist Church in Haiti). In coordination with local doctors and nurses, the funds will supply two medical clinics in Gebeau and Les Cayes with emergency supplies including PPE, bandages, gauze, IV fluids, and antibiotics. A grant has also been awarded to the Service Chrétien d'Haiti (SCH). The funds will supply the Les Cayes General Hospital with emergency supplies including PPE, bandages, gauze, IV fluids and antibiotics.