United Methodist Communications
Stephen Drachler, Executive Director of Public Information
810 12th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 742-5411 office (615) 456-4710 cell
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY
Attn: Disaster Aid Desks
Contact: Stephen Drachler
(615) 456-4710 cell
Linda Beher UMCOR
(212) 870-3815 office (860) 798-6251 cell
(Note to Editors: Please include The United Methodist relief appeal on your list of agencies mobilized to assist in humanitarian assistance for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in south Asia and east Africa.)
United Methodist Committee on Relief Appeals for Humanitarian Aid
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the official disaster response organization of The United Methodist Church, has issued an urgent appeal for donations to assist nations in south Asia and eastern Africa who have been devastated by the Dec. 26 earthquake and tidal waves.
On-line donations may be made at: www.methodistrelief.org.
Contributions may also be made by calling: 1-800-554-8583
The address is:
United Methodist Committee on Relief
General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
Room 330, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Background on UMCOR:
For more than 60 years, UMCOR has provided relief in nearly 100 countries around the world during times of disaster and war. It aids refugees and confronts the challenges of world hunger and poverty. UMCOR maintains a corps of trained disaster specialists as a part of the global ministry of the church, and works in partnership with other international agencies. UMCOR is an agency of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, the denomination's international mission board.