UMCOR Awards Mississippi Grant for Disaster Recovery


Photo right: This home was severely damaged in a tornado that touched down in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in January 2017.    
The Mississippi Conference is one of five United Methodist conferences handling disaster response projects and four church-related health boards in Africa receiving new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

The Mississippi Conference is assisting with recovery from tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in January. The conference has been asked to take the lead, said Cathy Earl, UMCOR's director for U.S. disaster response, "because of their long history of quality case management" and the $400,000 grant will support that work.

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