Disaster Relief

Mission and Ministry
Two displaced Central African women receive an envelope containing money to buy food. The United Methodist Committee on Relief provided $50,000 to assist nearly 1,000 displaced families from the Central African Republic living in a refugee camp in Limasa, Congo. Photo courtesy of the Eastern Congo disaster management office.

Church helps displaced Central Africans living in Congo

Through UMCOR’s Global Migration program, The United Methodist Church disbursed $50,000 to help families living in a refugee camp.
Disaster Relief
A team from Keith Memorial United Methodist Church wears the mud they worked in while pulling out water-logged insulation beneath a mobile home in Norton, Virginia. From left to right: Sarah Williams, Tyler Nash, Chris Anderson, and Terry Stansell. Photo by Melissa Smith, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

United Methodists put 'legs on the prayers'

United Methodists in Holston Conference moved beyond prayers and got to work after learning about devastating floods and storms recently experienced by neighbors in Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia.
Disaster Relief
Women and children who fled their homes in Ukraine to escape the war with Russia are being hosted at the Poušť United Methodist church camp near Bechyně, Czech Republic. Some 19 guests from Ukraine are living there. At center is Alžběta Opočenská, a staff member at the camp. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Czech United Methodists help house Ukrainian refugees

The Poušť United Methodist church camp would normally have hosted children at camp this summer, but instead, it is serving as a home away from home for Ukrainian mothers and their children.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodists in countries bordering Ukraine continue to offer aid and encouragement to Ukrainian refugees. One United Methodist church in Poland is teaching Polish to Ukrainian refugees but also teaching Ukrainian to Poles who want to do their part toward better communications with the refugees. Ukrainian flag courtesy of Wikimedia; graphic by UM News.

Ukrainian refugees attend United Methodist camps

United Methodist summer camps in Poland, Czechia, Hungary and Romania have welcomed Ukrainian refugees. That's one of several positive developments as denomination members in neighbor countries continue to try to help war-torn Ukraine.

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