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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is honored to announce that it has been chosen as a sub-recipient for a grant of more than $1.3 million from The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The grant will support UMCOR’s work to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the organization has worked for more than a decade.
This is UMCOR’s second sub-grant from The Global Fund. Under the previous one, it conducted malaria-control programming in three Congolese health zones (each health zone encompasses about 100,000 people residing in some 200 communities). The new grant will allow UMCOR to extend its malaria control work to four health zones while also inaugurating HIV/AIDS programming in 14 health zones.
In both instances, UMCOR was partnered with Santé Rural (Rural Health), or SANRU, the primary recipient of the Global Fund award. Together, they made significant progress in the fight against malaria in DRC. UMCOR is pleased to continue and expand this critical work to the additional health zones, which are in urgent need of malaria-control and/or HIV programming.
“This is a chance for us to broaden our experience in HIV programming,” says UMCOR Senior Program Manager Amber Kubera. It also is an opportunity to expand the malaria programming for which UMCOR already is well known. Read more.
Enriching partnerships and expanding important UMCOR Global Health work is a cause for celebration! Support UMCOR Global Health projects with your gift to UMCOR Advance #3020622.
As Sandy fades from the headlines, survivors continue to struggle to recover from this devastating storm. Pray for Sandy survivors as they work to restore what was lost and for those who are helping them. Read more.
Three months after Superstorm Sandy, UMCOR is preparing to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations affected in the long months to come. Watch a new UMCOR video to learn more.
Palm Sunday is March 24 this year. Why not celebrate the triumphal entry of Christ using palm fronds that are fairly traded? Through the Eco-Palm Project, palms bought from harvesters are purchased at a fair price and cut down in a way that protects the environment.
Proceeds from palm sales help harvesters send their children to school, improve their communities, and provide necessary health care. UMCOR partners with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrated Natural Resources to make these Eco-Palms available.
UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the "DONATE" links or make a $10 donation anytime by texting “UMCOR” to 80888. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
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