Conference Disaster Relief and Response

Puerto Rico Earthquake Recovery Effort

Please continue to keep the citizens of Puerto Rico and our brothers and sisters of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico in your prayers.

On January 7, 2020, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and several
other strong temblors struck Puerto Rico at 4:24 a.m. followed
by a 5.8 temblor at 7:18 a.m., which is one day after a 5.8 magnitude quake shook the island.

Leaders of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR) and the community outreach program, Rebuilding Communities with
Hope (REHACE) have briefed United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) leaders on the current state of affairs on the

Early reports indicate that all MCPR /REHACE staff and case managers are safe and accounted for at this time.
Case managers will be doing assessments today of the homes
of participants/clients; the areas directly affected by ​the earthquakes are not areas in which MCPR has been working.

We anticipate that additional information about the condition of the island will be shared later this week. 


Read the special edition of "'Hugs with Hope" for the latest information on life in Puerto Rico after the earthquake.