Disaster Relief

Mission and Ministry
The congregation of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla., worships in the parking lot of their sanctuary, which was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. About 250 worshipers attended. Photo courtesy of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.

UM connection aids hurricane recovery

Volunteers continue hurricane relief efforts, while the Alabama-West Florida Conference taps a pastor with construction experience to lead recovery.
Mission and Ministry
An early response team from Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Midland, Ga., pauses from their work in cleaning up storm debris left by Hurricane Michael at Cooks Union United Methodist Church in Colquitt, Ga. Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Conference.

'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael

In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”
Disaster Relief
Lynn Haven United Methodist Church in Panama City, Fla., lost the roof over its sanctuary and its back wall in the winds of Hurricane Michael. Photo courtesy of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church.

United Methodists gear up for Michael relief

For now, the best way for United Methodists to help is to donate money and pray. But teams are standing by to offer long-term aid.
Disaster Relief
Construction work on a building in Hatíllo, Puerto Rico, is part of efforts by UMCOR to rebuild and renew after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in September of 2017. Photo by Michelle Maldonado, United Methodist Communications.

Video: Puerto Rican bishop gives thanks to UMCOR

In the year since Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico, UMCOR has contributed more than $20 million to help “Renew, Rebuild and Reconstruct.”

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