More than $7 million in grants for hurricane and other disaster-relief work, and $1.86 million for global health responses. UMCOR already had received some $15 million from donors in recent months to respond to U.S. disasters – 100% of those donations will be used in those disasters’ recovery efforts.
- Puerto Rico – 20 local church distribution centers; initial $100,000 grant while assessments for long-term relief are done
- Other island nation assessments in process
- Texas Conference – $1 million grant for the first phase of a long-term recovery process to assist 300 households.
- Rio Texas – $816,418 grant to support two field offices and one satellite office for initial recovery efforts.
- Louisiana, receiving no FEMA assistance for flooding – $500,000
- $1 million grant to the Florida Conference
- Global Health grants were directed to UM health boards in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Sierra Leone Conference – $613,209 for an Imagine No Malaria Project.
- Global Refuge – work with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda – $118,852 for emergency medication and supplies.
You may still donate toward UMCOR relief efforts, either by including your gift with your regular offering (and marking UMCOR) or on-line. You may select US (includes Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), International, or Relief Supply Network (cleaning kits, school kits, hygiene kits) on that donation page. You can even indicate that your church is Sewickley UMC. Further information about UMCOR is found at the homepage.