THE UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR)


WHAT IS UMCOR?

UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. Our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.


HOW CAN I HELP?

Relief kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.

UMCOR collects hygiene, school, and cleaning kits for distribution within the United States.  Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies when a disaster strikes. International distribution of relief supplies will be discontinued by December 31, 2017. Relief grants will be offered to international partners to allow for local purchase and assembly of kits which are more culturally appropriate.

Help us restock relief supply kits! At this time, the following kits are most needed:

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

HOW TO VIDEOS

At Cullman First, we are gearing up to do several UMCOR collection items over the next month.

  • Health Kits
  • Cleaning Buckets
  • Christmas Shoe boxes
 
Collection dates for the kits and buckets:
September 17th & October 1st