United Methodists run Hurricane Matthew response ad
WHEN YOU STAND BESIDE NEIGHBORS AND HELP THEM REBUILD THEIR LIVES AFTER A DISASTER, CHURCH CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.
Airing Friday, Oct. 14 thru Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, this advertising spot shows how United Methodists are responding to Hurricane Matthew's devastation in Haiti, the Bahamas, and the southeastern U.S. These ads will be running in areas across the country.
How to Give
100% of your donation will go directly to disaster relief:
When disaster strikes, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) mobilizes to respond to the most pressing human needs and then stays until recovery is complete.
What you can do?
LEARN: Share this video and news stories with your congregation or Sunday school class and begin a conversation about how you can respond. Learning the stories of those affected by loss will help make the disaster real for people, particularly if it is far away. You can find the latest news and resources at www.umc.org/disaster.
Download the 30-second video to view it offline (Right-click the download link and choose Save As.)
DONATE: Give to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).Through local United Methodist churches and trained disaster response workers, UMCOR provides immediate relief, assistance with cleanup and rebuilding, pastoral counseling and support for children and youth who have been through trauma. 100% of your donation goes directly to relief efforts. Donate online (U.S. Disasters or International Disasters) at or call 1-800-554-8583.
SUPPORT: Ministers and other professionals can offer pastoral care support, but every person can offer the ministries of presence and hospitality. Resist the need to fix or provide explanations for why tragedy happens. Simply providing a calm presence and listening ear or a shoulder to cry on are often the best means of suppport. Pray with, and for, the comfort and healing of those affected.
ASSEMBLE: Make supply kits to send to affected areas. Relief supply kits help care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. Storm survivors are especially in need of health kits and school kits. Go to www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies to learn how to assemble these kits.
VOLUNTEER: Recovery doesn’t happen overnight. Help will still be needed long-term. Begin assembling and training a team of volunteers now so your congregation will be ready to help when needed. Learn more at www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Give/Volunteer.
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