The United Methodist Committee on Relief

There are several organizations, or causes, that are close to our hearts. We’ve written about a few of them before (see posts categorized as causes).

One great cause is the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a disaster response effort on behalf of the United Methodist Church.

UMCOR is an impressive organization, one that’s well-respected in the national/international community. In fact, UMCOR managed the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) program of distributing international aid for more than two years after Katrina (see Katrina Aid Today).

This is particularly a good time to learn more about UMCOR as they prepare to respond to Hurricane Gustav (see link for details and ways to help). Gustav made landfall in Louisiana yesterday, 3 years and a few days after Katrina.

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