Haiti 2013: Healing, Rebuilding

After the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, United Methodists across the connection responded with money and volunteers.

In late February 2013, a team from United Methodist Communications went to Haiti to look at ways in which life has improved.

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Mission and Ministry
Over 30,000 pounds of food provided by Feed America First is distributed to those in need in Wilson County, Tenn. Lebanon First United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tenn. was able to restock its food pantry as well as help provide a week’s worth of food to over 350 families. Pictured are John Stephens and Laura Headley, members of Lebanon First United Methodist Church. Photo by the Rev. Ryan Bennett.

Prayers, donations help in aftermath of storms

March storms left behind lots of damage, but because of COVID-19, church leaders are urging safety first, cleanup later.
Mission and Ministry
Donna Barnett and daughter Jessica Garrett are hugged and given a prayer by Lindsey Holloway and Melody Montgomery Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Cookeville, Tenn., after a tornado touched down earlier in the week. © Shelley Mays/The Tennessean – USA TODAY Network via Imagn Content Services, LLC.

Retired pastor’s home lost to tornado

United Methodists in and around Cookeville, Tennessee, among those suffering from March 3 tornadoes.
Disaster Relief
Volunteer Sumant Joshi clears tornado debris in front of East End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Tennessee tornadoes take lives, damage churches

At least 24 deaths were reported after tornadoes swept through Nashville and other parts of the state and the storms heavily damaged at least three United Methodist churches.