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Philippine Relief Effort Update

. 1 min read
In
an update this morning, it was reported to the Connectional Table that an UMCOR
convoy has reached the disaster area in the Philippines and is working locally
with local volunteers, buying supplies locally, which is more efficient than
shipping from elsewhere. UMCOR had reached $982,000.00 in online giving for
Philippine relief. Money is beginning to flow from local church offerings and
that money is not included in the online figure. In addition, a large donation
has been given from the Germany Central Conference.


 


UMCOM
is helping with communications in the Philippines, including setting up local
emergency radio stations which will direct people to
resources. 
December 3 has been set as United Methodist
Giving Day during which gifts will be matched up to one half million
dollars.
 


 


Rev.
Gere Reist