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 [email protected] 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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Evacuees in Mataas Na Kahoy in the province of Batangas, Philippines, receive relief goods from the Philippines Central Conference’s Asuncion Perez Memorial Center. United Methodists are among the many people responding to the thousands displaced by the Taal volcano eruption Jan. 12 on Luzon Island. Photo courtesy of Liza A. Cortez.

United Methodists in Philippines help volcano evacuees

Churches offer hot meals, other relief to thousands of evacuees as fears of a bigger eruption mount.
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Manila Area Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco (left) and Jestril Alvarado, West Pampanga District superintendent, help distribute food to Aeta communities in Floridablanca in the Pampanga province of the Philippines. Holding the microphone is the Rev. Leslie Casupanan-Dela Cruz. The United Methodist Committee on Relief issued a $100,000 grant to provide support for 860 indigenous families affected by a deadly earthquake. Photo by the Rev. Gilbert Cedillo.

UMCOR aids indigenous earthquake survivors

The United Methodist Committee on Relief issued a $100,000 grant to provide support for 860 Aeta families affected by spring quake.
The Rev. Beverly L. Wilkes-Null.  Photo courtesy of Highland Hope United Methodist Church.

Living as United Methodists between the radical ends

Pastor sends out clarion call to centrists: “Now is the time to stand up, speak up and show up — prayed up and ready to do God’s work at General Conference 2020.”