The United Methodist Committee on Relief is responding through its ecumenical partners to the catastrophe in South Asia. On Sunday, Dec. 26, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the northern Indonesian island of Sumatra caused tidal waves that have claimed the lives of more than 50,000 people in more than 10 countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, the Maldives and Bangladesh, according to news reports. Thousands of people are missing and tens of thousands have been displaced. The full extent of the disaster is still not known in more remote areas in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia, where ecumenical partners are responding.
Donations to UMCOR’s “South Asia Emergency” relief efforts can be made through local churches or sent directly to UMCOR, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330, New York, NY 10015. Checks should be designated for UMCOR Advance #274305.”South Asia Emergency.” Credit-card donations may be made by calling 1-800-554-8583, or you can use UMC.org’s secure server to make an online donation.
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