March 26, 2017, is UMCOR Sunday, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing. Promotional resources are available.
When disaster strikes around the globe—Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 or 2016 flooding in Louisiana —so many watching the drama unfold on their living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act.
So don’t be fooled by the word “committee.”
Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering overseas at the onset of World War II, United Methodists have continued to respond to those in desperate need—today throughout more than 80 countries around the world.
For United Methodists the response of UMCOR isn’t something “they” do, it’s something “we” do.
That’s because generous giving to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together United Methodists assist those impacted by crisis or chronic need.
Because you give, the United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to human suffering continues today:
- When tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, we responded
- When children in Zimbabwe lost parents to AIDS, we responded
- When a massive tsunami devastated lives in Japan, we responded
- And when the next mass crisis occurs, we will be prepared to respond
UMCOR will be able to offer aid in Jesus’ name to those who suffer because United Methodists give through UMCOR Sunday. Generous giving to UMCOR Sunday pays all administrative overhead of UMCOR and allows UMCOR to respond when disaster strikes with 100% of the dollars given to any single appeal.