The United Methodist Church has a long history of caring for victims of natural disasters. We are on site immediately after the event and stay until rebuilding has been complete. Below is a guide for those who want to help people recover from a natural disaster.
United Methodists are people of prayer. The most important thing we can all do for those in need is to lift them to God in prayer.
Donate money to the victims. UMCOR (United Methodist Commission on Relief), our disaster relief arm is incredibly effective in helping out in disaster relief. Every penny you donate to UMCOR goes directly to the victims. You can go to https://www.umcor.org to donate directly, or give through Trinity UMC. We will include your giving on your giving statement and forward your donations to UMCOR.
When mission teams are organized for any of the disasters, we will post information on how you can join a team as well. Usually, there is a delay between the disaster and the need for mission teams to allow the first responders to do their work safely and swiftly.