UMCOR Disaster Relief

As large as the monster Sandy is, the church is larger and more powerful in its preparations, its spirit and its capacity to be here for years to come, said Tom Hazelwood, UMCOR’s assistant general secretary for US Disaster Response. “It really is about our connection,” he said.

In the path of Sandy, the church was exhibiting the finest kind of synergy, he added. “That’s when two or more things working together create something larger than the whole.”

The connectional UM church is alive, he concluded. “All of it fits together into this great, powerful ministry that is disaster response. It begins now and it will continue for years – until the last person is home.”

Please help now. Please help in years to come. Donate to UMCOR US Disaster Response, Advance #901670, and select Hurricanes 2012 from the drop-down menu. You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.

*Text from Susan Kim, a journalist and regular contributor to