United Methodists in GNJ have many close ties to our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. Working with the Methodist Church in Puerto Rico we are developing special resourcing and support for those in need after Hurricane Maria.

A day of Thanksgiving was held on Nov. 19 at the First UMC of Hightstown.  More than 37 churches participated delivering 27 pallets of food, 6 pallets of toys and more than $50,000. 

Bishop Hector Ortiz from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico delivered a message of thanksgiving via video during the service which was live streamed to United Methodist Churches in Puerto Rico.  

How to Help

Keep the people of Puerto Rico and first responder in your prayers.

The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey will be accepting monetary donations to help the residents of Puerto Rico. We will make sure that all funds go to relief and recovery rebuild efforts, in coordination with UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

Send your donations to our treasurer and receive credit here in GNJ and with UMCOR.

The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey
Mission and Resource Center
Attn: Puerto Rico Disaster Response
205 Jumping Brook Rd.
Neptune, NJ 07753

Serve people relocating to NJ from Puerto Rico
Many people from Puerto Rico including family members and friends of our worshipping communities are leaving the island to relocate temporarily and/or permanently to the mainland. We want to be prepared. If you or your congregation will be ready to help these new transplants, please register here. We’ll let you know needs as they arrive.

Volunteers are needed to help the Methodist Church of PR as they recover from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Registrations are now being taken for both Early Response Teams (ERT’s) and Long-Term Recover Mission Teams (LTRs).

Click here for more information

Download Esperanza for Puerto Rico Resources Here: