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  • Colorado Wildfires Leave Lingering Needs
  • Constable Moyofiri, an officer of Zimbabwe’s Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit, addresses the crowd during a child protection awareness campaign at Chikukwa Primary School.   
  • A Child is Everyone’s Responsibility
  • Constable Moyofiri, an officer of Zimbabwe’s Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit, addresses the crowd during a child protection awareness campaign at Chikukwa Primary School.   
  • After One Year, Sandy Damage Lingers
  • Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday helps defray the overhead costs for UMCOR so that they can continue to offer help to Hurricane Sandy survivors one year after the disaster.   
  • UMCOR Disburses Japan Emergency Funds
  • Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday helps defray the overhead costs for UMCOR so that they were able to approve several grants for work in Japan, Cuba, Haiti, and Zimbabwe.   
  • Syria’s Refugee Children Find Friendly Space
  • Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday helps defray the overhead costs so that UMCOR can support work in Turkey to address the psychological, health, and education needs of 400 Syrian refugee children.   
  • New Grants for US Disaster Response
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR was able to give $700,000 in new grants to sustain long-term recovery efforts across the US.  
  • Health Board Superstars
  • Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday helps defray the overhead costs for UMCOR so that they can help those in needs.  
  • Sweet Life at Narek Home for the Aged
  • UMCOR Armenia with support from the US Department of State, helps improve the nutrition of elderly residents at Narek Home for the Aged. Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday helps defray the overhead costs for UMCOR so that they can help those in needs. 
  • UMCOR Reaches 20 Years in Georgia
  • UMCOR’s field mission in Georgia reaches a significant landmark—20 years of providing relief and development support thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday. 
  • “Thank You Isn't Enough”
  • A homeowner in Crisfield, MD, is grateful to see a new floor and freshly-painted walls, nearly a year after Hurricane Sandy swept through his home. Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, allows UMCOR to fund recovery projects like this. 
  • A Commitment to Health Care in Congo
  • Dr. Richard Letshu shares his commitment to provide quality access to health services and in addressing social concerns in the Congo. Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday allows UMCOR to partner with Dr. Letshu and others to improve health care in the DRC. 
  • Sustaining a Better World
  • The 68th UN General Assembly meeting in New York will consider 10 proposed goals to pave the way forward for the world’s poor. Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday allows UMCOR to be is likely to find itself at the heart of this Global initiative.  
  • Texas Border Town Struggles After Flood
  • After June floods devastated Eagle Pass, TX, residents still face challenges in returning to some sense of normalcy. Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is working to support Eagle Pass residents over the long term of their recovery.  
  • South Asia Floods: Dire Food Needs
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to support partners in distributing emergency food packages in response to South Asia floods. 
  • Deaf, Not Dumb
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, 130 people from around the world gathered at the third Global Methodist Missions Conference for the Deaf in hopes to inspire US church involvement.  
  • Making (Radio) Waves in Liberia
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to partner with Ganta UM Hospital to use a radio program to fight HIV and AIDS.  
  • Gaza Kids Get a Break from Conflict
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to support a program of psychosocial interventions for children and mothers in a war-torn territory.
  • Oklahoma Takes On Long-Term Recovery
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR partnered with several organizations, including state and local governments, to assist Oklahoma tornado survivors in their recovery.  
  • Chile: City Welcomes and Walks With Newcomers
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR provides support Iglesia Metodista de Chile by providing access to basic services for Arica’s migrant population.  
  • In Haiti: Sustainable Approach to Health
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR worked with Église Methodiste d’Haiti to help develop a sustainable approach to health care by developing and training a health board. 
  • Relief Kits Bring ‘Happiest Days’
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR relief kits brought joy to children, parents, and the elderly in the republic of Georgia.    
  • A Drop in the Bucket
  • After a five-week study on environmental issues, First UMC in Georgetown, Texas, supports an UMCOR water program in DR Congo. Thank you for your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday.   
  • Health in Africa’s Own Hands
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR has helped establish a dozen United Methodist health boards across 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.    
  • Worst and Best Donations Ever ...
  • Here's a look at some of the worst donations given during a time of disaster, and the top five donations that really count. Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to give relief and recovery to those affected by disasters.     
  • China: Aid to Quake-hit Communities
  • Thanks to your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to support the relief and recovery efforts in China after two earthquakes.    
  • United Methodists reach out in Europe floods
  • Flooding in Central Europe has caused extensive damage this summer. UMCOR has reached out to Bishop Wenner and others to offer assistance. Your gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, helped defray the overhead costs for UMCOR so that they can reach out to those in need.   
  • How to give in response to disaster
  • Thanks to your generous gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, UMCOR is able to respond to disasters like these. Here are some ways you can help ease the victims' burdens.     
  • DR CONGO: Recovery by Land
  • Thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, UMCOR continues to support development to combat poverty in war ravage country DR Congo.   
  • Resources for responding to US Storms
  • General Board of Discipleship offers some resources for use in your local congregation to respond to the recent storms in OK. Thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, UMCOR was able to respond to the Oklahoma disaster.   
  • Connection and Conference
  • In his blog, Bishop Mike Lowry offers up his prayers for the Oklahoma tornado victims.Thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, UMCOR was able to respond to the Oklahoma disaster.   
  • Prayer Service for Oklahoma Tornado Victims
  • In this video, Bishop Robert Spain offers prayers for the Oklahoma tornado victims.Thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing, UMCOR was able to respond to the Oklahoma disaster.   
  • Jesus and UMCOR calm the waters
  • Thanks to your generous offering on One Great Hour of Sharing, UMCOR was able to minister to the flood victims in the Lowel, MI area.  

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