United Methodist Committee on Relief

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church that works to alleviate human suffering caused by war, conflict or natural disaster.

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own.

Visit the UMCOR website for information on how you can help people suffering from disasters and conflicts.

UMCOR links:

How to Give
Every dollar designated for a specific program goes to that program. Learn more at www.umcgiving.org/your-impact.

UMCOR is 100 percent efficient because they receive donations toward the cost of doing business from the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering.

Relief Kits
Vital relief supplies for flood buckets, hygiene kits or school kits are needed. It is important that kits contain only the items requested and nothing more. Please do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials. These things must be removed and will impede the progress of the shipment. All items included in kits must be new.

To learn what the current kit needs are, call 800-814-8765.

When collecting supplies for the kits, remember you are responsible for the shipping costs as well.

For information on assembling these items, see:

Instructions and information for other relief kits can be found at www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies.

Keep up on United Methodist Disaster Relief
Read previous editions and subscribe to receive United Methodist Committee on Relief's enewsletter, "Hotline."

UMCOR non-governmental field offices and long-term programs
The United Methodist Committee on Relief’s Non-Governmental Organization (UMCOR NGO) provides humanitarian relief and transitional development through established field offices in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Europe. Learn how you can be involved in their work through giving, volunteering and working for the organization in the U.S. and overseas at http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/work/fieldoffices/.


If you would like more information, or if your congregation is interested in disaster response training opportunities, contact the Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator at 800-745-2350, ext. 111, or htapley@greatplainsumc.org.