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Mar 17

Responding to the Pacific Emergency

In response to the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rumbled through northeast Japan on Friday, March 11 triggering a 33-foot tsunami wave, United Methodists and friends are urged to pray for the people of Japan during this crucial hour and support this emergency effort through giving.

The earthquake is the strongest to hit Japan in 140 years, and it is the fifth strongest in the world. The disaster caused widespread death and destruction including loss of homes and livelihoods. The crisis is intensified with the threat of nuclear radiation.

How to give:

  • Online: Visit the United Methodist Global Ministries Online Donation System and give to Pacific Emergency, UMCOR Advance #3021317.
  • By check: Make your check to UMCOR and mail to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087.  Please write “Pacific Emergeny, UMCOR Advance #3021317” on the memo line.
  • By credit card: Call toll-free (800) 554-8583. 

Mifflin Avenue UMC will be collecting a special offering in worship on Sunday, March 20 in response to this emergency.

Visit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for more information.

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