With all of the storm and tornado damage throughout the south of the US, I wanted to make you aware of a very good way of offering your support to the communities most hurt by the damage.
For those who don’t know, UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief and they work around the world in a non-profit humanitarian aid capacity. One of the best things about UMCOR is that because their overhead and administrative costs are covered by the apportionments paid by local United Methodist congregations, 100% of donations made in times of crises go directly to relief efforts. Very few other organizations can say this. UMCOR partners with local organizations and survivors to rebuild their livelihoods, health and homes. In times of acute crisis they mobilize emergency supplies, fresh water, and temporary shelter to stricken areas, and then stay as long as it takes to implement long-term recovery.
To help support the relief effort of UMCOR throughout the south, you can make a donation online here.
There are also several other emergency situations in the Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Japan which you can support.