The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a missional branch of the United Methodist Church, has been on the ground since the Typhoon hit in the Philippines a few weeks ago.

The images we see break our hearts. And they move us to want to do something. In times of crisis like this, the last thing that relief workers need, however, is stuff. The best way to help is to send money. This way the relief workers will be able to purchase what they need when it is needed. Plus, they support the local economy. As the images scroll across your computer screen or televisions, know that 100% of the money donated to UMCOR is there in the Philippines at work.

Here is a short video that UMCOR put together and posted on YouTube. For more information about the work that UMCOR does, visit their web site,