Slideshow: Katrina Then and Now

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands of United Methodists have volunteered or donated money for the cleanup. In this slideshow, photographer Mike DuBose pairs photos from immediately after the storm with images that show how far the recovery has come a decade later.

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Mission and Ministry
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crewmember assists a group of people needing medical attention in the Bahamas, Sept 4. The Coast Guard is supporting the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force, who are leading response and search and rescue efforts in the Bahamas. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Methodists in Bahamas cope with Dorian’s trauma

Two Methodist denominations in the Bahamas respond to immediate needs and worry about the hurricane’s psychological impact.
Mission and Ministry
Shiku Kajalukapushes carries relief items received from the Malawi United Methodist Church on his bicycle. With him are his wife and baby. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

Relief distribution in Malawi

The church in Malawi hopes to provide additional relief to cyclone survivors.
Disaster Relief
Members of McKinley United Methodist Church work with Dayton Young Black Professionals to clean-up from recent tornado damage in Dayton, Ohio. Photo by the Rev. Peter Edward Matthews.

Ramping up response to US spring disasters

From the local to conference level, floods and tornadoes have kept United Methodists busy in a record-setting season.