disaster response

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.
Mission and Ministry
From left, United Methodist Committee on Relief volunteer Helen Quirocho, Magnolia Becker and UMCOR’s Judy Lewis sift through wildfire wreckage in what is left of Becker’s home in the Truncas canyon of Malibu, California, on April 6, 2019. Photo by Doug Lewis.

Fire season advances as California rebuilds

United Methodists continue to help with recovery efforts in the state that faces an ever-expanding wildfire season.

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