Disaster Response Update: Nepal earthquake

4/27/2015

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, April 25 2015, at 11:41 a.m. Nepal local time. It is the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in 81 years.

The UMCOR website [www.umcor.org] continues to be updated as details of our response are worked out. In the meantime, this is the information we can share and that can guide you in any questions you receive:

  • We continue to be in prayer.
     
  • Contact has confirmed that all of our United Methodist missionaries and their families are safe.
     
  • UMCOR is preparing a response, working through local and international partners. 
     
  • Donations to support the response to the earthquake in Nepal and other international disasters can be made through UMCOR Advance # 982450. 
     
  • Checks can be made out to your local UMC and write UMCOR Advance #982450 in the memo and put in the offering plate or gifts can be made online: https://secure3.convio.net/gbgm/site/SPageNavigator/umcor_donate.html?type=1002&project=982450
 


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