UMCOR is in prayer for the many U.S. states that are experiencing the dangerous and deadly effects of a string of winter storms. For those enduring widespread blackouts in sub-freezing temperatures, the touching down of multiple tornadoes, and decreased water supply, we offer prayers for safety and protection.
Emergency personnel are leading ongoing rescue and relief efforts. UMC churches are actively being used as warming shelters and community members are being relocated as needed. UMCOR is actively connecting with Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in the affected areas and is ready to respond once the situation evolves.
The United Methodist Church is a connectional ministry that leverages the contributions of many to deliver help where it is most needed. To see how UMC congregations and facilities are being used to help those affected by the Texas storms, visit the news page of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist church here: https://www.txcumc.org/news
** While the winter storms have been in the headlines recently, UMCOR funds efforts throughout the nation and the world year round. Closer to home, Global Ministries (UMCOR) funded grants over to support feeding and food distribution programs in United Methodist churches throughout New York City. This was and continues to be a vital ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about this ministry, see this story: Feeding the 5,000 (weekly) in New York
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