I'm sure you know about this dreadful storm that has left such devastation in the Phillipines and now has hit Vietnam. UMCOR, our UMC relief organization, is there, mobilizing aid for the victims of this typhoon that is possibly the most powerful one ever to hit land. To support UMCOR--where every penny goes to relief--you may send checks to Advance Project #982450 directly or through your church. The Advance address is General Board of Global Ministries, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 350, New York, NY 10115.
You may also prepare any of the UMCOR kits and send to an UMCOR depot. There are numerous depots in the U.S.; you can find them listed under UMCOR depots, on-line. Handouts containing instructions for cleaning buckets, school and health kits are available at this blogsite.