Water for Haiti
Water is vital to life. Without water, you die. Without clean water, you get very, very sick and usually you die. In the country of Haiti, one out of eight children die before the age of 5 because of unclean water.
One week during the summer our Marvin Haiti Team works with a clean water project sponsored by the Texas Conference Partners in Mission. The project involves training families on the use of individual filtration systems and home visits to make sure the filters are being used effectively. Each system only costs $50 and will protect a family for 10 years with proper use. Our team hopes to provide and install 100 filters during each trip. If you would like to provide a filter, make your check payable to Marvin UMC and note “Water for Haiti.”
We are a major supporter of UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief. Since 1940, UMCOR’s mission – providing relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty – has helped to heal the hurts of humanity is nearly 100 countries.
UMCOR maintains a corps of trained disaster response specialists for quick reinforcement of national efforts and keeps a supply of relief materials in warehouses for dispatch. It also trains disaster response specialists in their own countries as part of a global ministry by a global church and works in partnership with international agencies.
Our church supports UMCOR through our annual Easter Offering for Missions as well as through the collection of disaster kits for the UMCOR Depot located in Baldwin, Louisiana. In the past, our church has assembled health kits, school kits, layette kits and flood buckets for distribution through the Depot.