Imagine No Malaria

The United Methodist Church has worked in Africa for nearly 200 years operating churches, school, hospitals and clinics across the continent in places where no one else will go. For this reason, the UMC was invited into a global partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Foundation to help lead the effort to end malaria on that continent. Going beyond distributing bed nets, the Imagine No Malaria comprehensive plan includes ongoing prevention, education, treatment and communications to end preventable deaths by malaria.

However, malaria is only a preventable, treatable and beatable disease IF resources are available.

Give NowA gift of $100 saves a life – will you save at least one life?

Pause and consider...

  • every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria.
  • malaria claims 627,000 lives each year.
  • infants, children and pregnant women are at greatest risk.
  • 3.3 billion people are at risk of infection each year.
  • 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

DGFUMC is challenging each member of our congregation to pledge a gift of $100 over three years – that’s about $33 per year. You can write a single check, write a check each year, donate online using the button above or save your pocket change. Put your faith into action and give a gift to save a life.

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