Cross-Conference Missional Challenge Raises More Than $70,000

The United Methodist Church is restoring hope in Haiti by helping the country recover after Hurricane Matthew.

Bishop Tracy S. Malone and Bishop Sally Dyck thank the East Ohio Conference and the Northern Illinois Conference for your outpouring of love in support of the World Series Challenge for Haiti.

The numbers are tallied and the home conferences of this year’s two World Series teams partnered together to raise more than $70,000 for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

“Thank you East Ohio Conference for your faithful response and extravagant generosity in support of the World Series Challenge for Haiti. We also celebrate the faithful efforts of Northern Illinois,” said Bishop Malone, whose conference raised $32,656. “I celebrate East Ohio’s longstanding commitment to mission throughout the world. May God continue to bless our churches and our ministries as we seek to be disciples of Christ who transform the world.”

“Not only did the Cubs win the World Series but Northern Illinois demonstrated great generosity toward Hurricane Matthew relief for Haiti and a few other designated areas. We also congratulate East Ohio for a great job, too. It was an incredible series and an amazing outpouring of care for those in need! Congratulations, Northern Illinois … and East Ohio!” said Bishop Dyck, whose conference collected $37,497.

Thank you again for your tremendous generosity and spirit-filled giving that is helping the people of Haiti recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.