United Methodist give to Haiti
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2010 9:06 pm
As of May 1, United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky have given $229,571.35 for relief and recovery in Haiti, according to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. By April 16, more than $19.8 million had been received for UMCOR Haiti Relief
UMCOR provided the information about giving to Richard J. Wills, Jr., bishop of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church which includes 462 United Methodist churches and more than 85,000 United Methodists in West Tennessee and Western Kentucky.
“Since the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck on January 12, we have seen the tangible generosity of United Methodists that has enabled UMCOR to be on the ground in Haiti,” he explained.
UMCOR works in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Its mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.
UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Published in the Press 6-17-10