UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response in the United States and internationally. Our efforts are targeted in places where natural disasters, war, or conflict have done so much damage that communities are unable to recover on their own. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, it stands ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery, until they are well on their way to establishing a “new normal” after a crisis. 

UMCOR helps communities in the United States and abroad prepare for emergencies and to reduce the risk of disasters through a roster of training programs

UMCOR uses integrated solutions to address root causes, working alongside local communities to develop assets in water, sanitation, and hygienesustainable agriculture and food security, and nutrition internationally.  The UMCOR effort seeks to alleviate human suffering without regard to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth, dignity and a right to assistance when in need.

Disaster Response News

Southeastern and California Wildfires

The wildfires in the southeastern United States have been threatening people, property, pets, and livestock for weeks. Cathy Earl, UMCOR U.S ... 

Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School

UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Haiti celebrate the dedication of a new secondary school building, one of three New College Bird school bu ... 

Sarah’s Story in Jordan

UMCOR relief-supply kits supplement health workshops for Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Recovery in Louisiana: Hope and Promise

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, recognizes the process of disaster recovery from devastating floods in Louisiana, ... 

UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding

Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga. 

Preparing for Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew barrels through the Caribbean, UMCOR reaches out to partners in preparation for response. 

UMCOR Relief Supplies Are Visible Sign of Hope

UMCOR relief supplies bring hope to flood survivors in Louisiana, and connects volunteers with disaster survivors. 

How UMCOR Stretches Your “Disaster Dollar”

What is a “low-attention” disaster? 

In Virginia, Churches Rally for Tornado Recovery

Congregations help boost recovery after tornadoes last February caused widespread destruction. 

Ecuador: Aid for Earthquake Recovery

UMCOR is responding with food and water to communities affected by the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador. 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of helping hands for our various outreach projects. If you would like to volunteer or receive information about service opportunities, please contact us at (209) 823-7154.