Rethink Church
Humanitarian Relief
We’re responding to crises that overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own.
Responding Quickly And Staying Until Recovery Is Complete
We believe in the dignity, capability and resourcefulness of all people, even, and maybe especially, the most vulnerable. But when disaster strikes—when communities are devastated by war or hurricane or flooding or famine—we're mobilizing to respond to the most pressing human needs.
BECAUSE CHURCH CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.
 
 
 
PARTNERING WITH PEOPLE

What makes our work unique among many relief agencies is that beneficiaries of the work — those traditionally seen as victims — are viewed and equipped as partners. Cooperating with other aid organizations to extend our reach and increase our impact, we’re empowering those affected to figure out and implement their own solutions to the challenges they face.
 
 
 
PROACTIVE ENGAGEMENT

We’re also being proactive in supporting those at-risk: helping vulnerable communities gain better access to clean water by locating safe water sources, educating communities and improving sanitation. In the United States, Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean, we respond to the kinds of natural or civil disasters that overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own.
 
 



 

"We serve as a voice of conscience among Methodists to act in the relief of human suffering without distinction of race, color, or creed."



BISHOP HERBERT WELCH, 1940
 
 
OPEN HEARTS

Volunteers from across the country offer their time and talents to assemble relief supplies at the Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La., resourcing the world’s most vulnerable populations.
OPEN MINDS

We provide emergency response to the planet's most devastating disasters, but we also think strategically about long-term development. That's what we've been doing in Haiti since the country's massive earthquake.
OPEN DOORS

The church provides resources for those in need. Like Bob, an elderly New Jersey widower who received a hot meal every day at a local United Methodist church after his home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
 
 
 
 

Long after the media trucks have gone, the work of rebuilding continues.


Rebuilding 25,000 homes after Katrina, organizing more than 7,000 volunteers after Joplin. Making the same kind of commitment to respond with hope and love for as long as it takes. Staying until recovery is complete.
 
 
 
 

Join us as we offer prevention before disaster strikes, provide relief in the midst of chaos and rebuild in the wake of devastation.



Church is so much more than showing up in the right clothes on Sunday mornings; it's about service. Check out how you can share your time and resources with those in need, below. Help us make a difference in the lives of those who suffer.

BECAUSE CHURCH CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE.
 
 
 
 





 

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how you can be a part of our
efforts.

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