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Imagine you wake up one morning. A man-made or natural disaster has occurred. Lives in your community have turned upside down. It’s a citywide or statewide disaster. What do you do?
 
This is the plight of many people in the United States and around the world. Whether man-made or natural disasters, when disaster strikes, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) goes into action to help alleviate suffering and express the love of Christ to those involved. During the early stages of a disaster, UMCOR provides grants to partners such as annual conferences and other groups to support the immediate needs of those affected. For longer-term needs, UMCOR works with local partners in recovery and reconstruction work. F
 
For example, right now UMCOR is already mobilizing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukraine and to Ukrainian people fleeing to neighboring countries.
 
This month’s gifts underwrite UMCOR’s “costs of doing business.” This helps UMCOR keep the promise that 100% of any gift to a specific project will go toward that mission, not administrative costs. We invite you to join us with gifts providing help and hope during times of disaster, be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire, or other challenges. Your gifts, marked “UMCOR,” may be placed in the Offering basket, made online, or sent to the church during the month of March. To donate online, click the link below and then select “UMCOR” from the drop-down menu.
 
You can learn more about UMCOR here.