ESUMC supports several COVID-19 relief efforts in Austria and in Europe.
Monies are designated to support ESUMC individuals and families adversely affected by COVID-19. Recipients use grants to cover basic needs like food, rent, and utilities.
United Methodist Mission in Macedonia
The mission committee authorized a €1,500 mission grant in April 2020 to the United Methodist mission in Macedonia. The ESUMC grant will be utilized to support several United Methodist projects which are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – the Miss Stone Center in Strumica, the Roma children’s school and project in Ohrid, and a feeding program in Radovis.
Diakonie Austria COVID-19 Relief Fund
A special €1,000 grant was given to the Diakonie COVID-19 Assistance Fund in May 2020. The fund supports COVID-19 work primarily with families, people who are homeless, and the elderly.