UMCOR Responds to Myanmar Disaster

May 09, 2008

Cyclone Nargis tore through Myanmar (Burma) May 2, 2008, with unexpected fury, causing a tidal surge that swept inland and devastated Myanmar's most populated regions.  The storm left homes and businesses flattened and families forever changed. Thousands are reported dead, with many thousands more missing.

UMCOR is partnering with Church World Service, the Methodist Church in Lower Myanmar and Action by Churches Together to provide relief and support for those struggling in the aftermath of the cyclone.

What You Can Do
Please pray for the people of Myanmar who have suffered great losses.  Give to UMCOR Advance # 3019674, Myanmar Emergency, to help the survivors of Cyclone Nargis. 

You can give through your church by putting your check designated with the Advance number in the offering plate.

You can also donate by mail: Make your check to UMCOR and mail to UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087.

Or donate online at

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Every dollar you give to this emergency will provide humanitarian relief and recovery only for this emergency. That's because gifts to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering covers UMCOR's costs to administer your gifts.

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR's ministries, please visit You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking on any of the "Give Now" links. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.