Volunteers will be needed to help in Hurricane Katrina recovery

To find out how you can help with hurricane cleanup, contact your United Methodist Volunteers in Mission jurisdictional and annual conference coordinators. A list of these coordinators is available on the web at http://web.archive.org/web/20130727153920/http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/mv/mission-teams-umvim/jurisdl-umvimcoords/ or write Mission Volunteers at voluntrs@gbgm-umc.org for contact information. They will provide details on creating and training a team as well as scheduling details. For information on what disaster sites are currently scheduling volunteers, call the Volunteer Hotline at 800-918-3100.

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Cyclone Idai survivor Geshem Makufa, 55, is being treated at United Methodist Mutambara Mission Hospital in the Chimanimani District of Eastern Zimbabwe. He is pictured with his wife, Tandiwe Makufa. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church embraces cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

United Methodist offer physical and emotional support as relief efforts continue in hard-hit areas.
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A doctor examines a child at a camp for people displaced in flooding in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, near Beira, Mozambique.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings, please do not reuse.

‘We thank God because we are alive’

United Methodists gather to support cyclone survivors as relief efforts ramp up in hardest-hit areas of Mozambique.
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Lydia Chimonyo Girls High School students carry buckets to gather water at a borehole in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. There is no running water at the school since Cyclone Idai damaged the school’s water plant. Photo by the Rev. Duncan Charwadza.

Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.