When the Body is broken
VIM’s Kristin Terrell-Wilkes, left, and Mary Alice Young sort health kits for Haiti.
|"We thank you. You have kept us in your prayers, and we are grateful. You have sent donations through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You have expressed selfless interest in volunteering to come to Haiti to help ...
"Teams of Volunteers In Mission (VIM) will be integral in the long-term recovery. In the short-term, immediate needs are being addressed by UMCOR and a host of national and international relief organizations and technical specialists. The participation of volunteers is welcome after this initial emergency phase is complete. The Methodist Church in Haiti will work closely with UMCOR and VIM to identify rehabilitation projects which match the needs prioritized in the country ..."—from a Jan. 28 letter by Rev. Gesner Paul, president of The Methodist Church in Haiti
The quake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, killing some 212,000 people, according to official estimates reported one month later. Oklahoma United Methodists were among those quickly rallying aid.