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Three years after January 2010’s historic and devastating earthquake, Haiti is ready to turn the corner from emergency response—enormous as it had to be—toward long-term development again.
Inescapably, Haitians have to confront the same precarious conditions that existed before the quake and that continue to make them especially vulnerable to any disaster that may come again. Last year’s hurricanes Isaac and Sandy provided sobering reminders of the external shocks that can destabilize development at a moment’s notice.
UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, in its work in support of the Haitian people, has made absolute priorities of food security and nutrition, education, livelihoods, and health coverage, as well as the construction or reconstruction of homes that can withstand Haiti’s severe tropical weather and other challenges from nature.
Look for UMCOR’s new report on relief and recovery work in Haiti, which will post to www.umcor.org next week. Please give to Haiti Emergency, UMCOR Advance #418325 to help continue that long-term effort.
As we remember the many lives lost in on January 12, 2010 in the Haiti earthquake, hold in prayer those survivors who continue to seek safety, housing, and livelihoods, and those who are working to help them.
The Rev. Juan Gattinoni, Mission and Evangelism executive of the General Board of Global Ministries, shares a story about an HIV-positive woman in his church in Argentina, and how the congregation warmly responded to her in this A Look at HIV and AIDS video.
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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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