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Pray

The Virginia Conference asks United Methodists to continue in prayer as the tragedies caused by the humanitarian crises in this world are witnessed. All are called to pray for those who are mourning (Romans 12:15). Use the prayer resources during worship that were shared through the recent statement by Bishop Lewis. Ask church members to share prayers for the people so that others may use them in daily prayers. 

Give

Offerings can make a direct impact in the relief effort. 

Haiti

Give directly to UMCOR to its International Disaster Relief Fund (#982450). Click here to give online.

Checks may be sent to the Conference Office, PO Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Please indicate it is designated for UMCOR International Disaster Relief.

To directly support the relief effort through Eglise Methodiste d’Haiti (EMH), please send your check to the conference office (memo: Haiti Relief Fund).

Click here to give online to the conference’s Haiti Relief Fund.

Afghanistan 

There are many organizations involved in the effort to support refugees fleeing from Afghanistan. Consider giving to any of these following organizations, recommended by the State Department.

• Church World Service

• Episcopal Migration Ministries

• Ethiopian Community Development Council

• HIAS

• International Rescue Committee

• Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

• United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

• U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

• World Relief

Serve 

Discover ways to serve by helping people in crisis as the hands and feet of Jesus. 

Resource pages