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UMCOR for Disaster Relief.
100% of the donation will go towards the relief 0% to administration. 
When you do make a financial donation, you can be assured that every dollar will go to the program you specify. UMCOR can guarantee this because all of our administrative costs are covered by the One Great Hour of Sharing and other undesignated gifts. Volunteering or sending relief supplies to one of our supply depots are two more ways you can be a sign of hope for others. Your prayer support is vital to all that UMCOR does.

Ways to Support 

There are many ways to support UMCOR’s work. You can donate online or over the phone by calling 1-800-554-8583. You can mail checks (payable to UMCOR) to P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087. You can also use offering envelopes to designate funds for UMCOR and put them in the offering plate at any United Methodist Church. UMCOR is a registered 501(c) (3) charity. All gifts are tax deductible.


Per recent Earthquake in Nepal

Pray for Nepal

We ask your prayers for everyone affected by the massive earthquake in Nepal that has killed over 2,500.

You may also make a donation to the Committee on Relief by following this link. To Donate Click Here


Per recent Tornados April 2014

The following is an excellent post on Facebook by Rev Brad Shuck of our Madisonville District as he shares information from UMCOR as well as thoughts from his own heart.This information from UMCOR and Brad's efforts also reminds us all of what we can be doing, even now, just days and sometimes hours after a disaster that provide valuable aid to those impacted by disaster. 

"After a series of deadly tornadoes tore through seven Southern and Midwest states yesterday, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) remains in contact with affected United Methodist annual (regional) conferences to ascertain local needs and next steps.

“I’ve been in touch with conference disaster response coordinators in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Louisiana and Iowa,” reported Greg Forrester, UMCOR’s assistant general secretary for U.S. Disaster Response. “A total of 30 tornadoes were reported across these seven states, with the most severe damage in Arkansas and Oklahoma.”

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at least 19 people died in the storms, 16 of them in Arkansas; some 53,000 people remained without electrical power; and seven shelters had been opened in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma to attend to people displaced by the tornadoes.

The hardest hit towns were Mayflower (pop.: 2,300) and Vilonia (pop.: 3,800) in Arkansas, where a total of 10 of the deaths occurred, and Quapaw (pop.: 900) in Oklahoma, where two more people died and, according to FEMA, about a dozen homes were destroyed.

Bishop Gary E. Mueller of Arkansas was meeting this morning with his conference disaster response team. He added that in addition to the loss of life and homes, the Vilonia United Methodist Church and parsonage suffered extensive damage.

How you can help?

“You can help UMCOR respond to this powerful event by keeping all those affected in your prayers; by giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response; and by working with your church community to provide UMCOR relief supplies, especially health kits,” Forrester said.

He reminded volunteers and all people of goodwill to not self-deploy to the affected areas but, rather, to remain attentive to the directions of conference United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) as to when conditions are stable enough and the conferences ready to receive on-the-ground assistance.

We may live in Kentucky but John Wesley said the world is our parish. I live in Ledbetter but God hears the prayers of people from all over the world. So join me as we pray for those who have been affected by the storm and when the time comes may we respond not with just our prayers and our money but with our labor."

The UMCOR Advance for these disasters is:   Advance #901670.   The most current instructions for Health Kits as posted on the UMCOR web site is listed here:  

Health Kit

Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.

Health Kit Value: $12 per kit

Download: Kit Assembly Instructions (PDF) | Shipping Label & Packing List



Update Philippines ~


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An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge. Photo: REUTERS/Raul BaniasAn aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community, after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province, central Philippines November 9, 2013. One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge. Photo: REUTERS/Raul Banias

November 11, 2013—The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) approved an emergency grant in response to Super Typhoon Haiyan, a category 5 storm, which barreled through the Philippines on Friday, November 8. 

The $97,000 grant will provide emergency food, water, and water purification tablets to 7,500 individuals (or 1,500 families) in Tacloban City, Leyte Province, an area worst hit by the typhoon.  To ensure that food is delivered in a timely fashion, it has been UMCOR’s strategy to purchase food locally to support local economies, and provide culturally-appropriate food to those who lack ready access in the aftermath of a disaster.

UMCOR funding will also build the capacity of local UMCOR Philippines’ staff and volunteers for meeting emergency needs.  In the coming days, UMCOR will be conducting needs assessments and planning additional assistance, including material assistance through the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network.

UMCOR Assistant General Secretary for International Disaster Response, Rev. Jack Amick, and UMCOR Philippines Head of Mission, Ciony Eduarte, remained in contact over the weekend to discuss a strategic response that would get relief to where it is needed most.  Amick is traveling to the Philippines office tomorrow, November 12, to work with field staff, partners, and needs assessment. UMCOR is also exploring a partnership with GlobalMedic to establish safe water points in critical areas.

“Every disaster teaches us something new about the effectiveness of disaster risk reduction strategies,” said Amick.  “As we work in the trenches of this great tragedy to support the needs of survivors, we are also thinking ahead on how to further reduce disaster risk and improve local response efforts,” he said.

While emergency efforts are underway to stabilize the areas affected by Haiyan, long-term rehabilitation is a top priority of discussion, according to Amick. UMCOR Philippines will be examining possible rehabilitation projects in the months ahead.

Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines on the east coast and traveled over eastern, central and western Visayas, Bicol, and southern Tagalog.  The typhoon carried high speed winds and torrential rain, which caused massive flash flooding and landslides. The city of Tacloban suffered the most significant fatalities with estimates of casualties topping 10,000.  Across the country, more than 600,000 people were displaced by the storm and some have no access to food, water, or medicine, according to the United Nations.

Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an important element of UMCOR’s work in humanitarian response to disaster. DRR institutes a system of life-preserving strategies so that communities can be ready to respond effectively when disaster strikes. UMCOR helps communities learn how to identify vulnerabilities, develop a systematic response plan, organize on-the-ground resources and form partnerships to help people in need. Since 2009, the UMCOR Philippines office has put UMCOR’s DRR training into action on several occasions, since the Philippines experiences disasters and typhoons year after year.

You can support UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines by contributing your donation to International Disaster Response, Advance #982450. All of your gift, 100 percent, will be used to help those in need.


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Previous disaster work

Your hands and feet in Moore, Oklahoma

Dear Friend of UMCOR,

Tornato 2013 Give Now
Greetings from Oklahoma, where I am currently visiting the storm-affected region, meeting with the staff and leadership of the conferences, and connecting with national partners. In the last few days this area has seen more tornado devastation and flooding. With your generous support, UMCOR has already reached out to United Methodists in Oklahoma and will continue to help those in need when disaster strikes. Thank you for your ongoing support.

In Oklahoma we have:

  • Delivered a truckload of emergency relief supplies including cleaning buckets and bedding kits from UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana; the UMCOR depot stands ready to send additional relief kits as requested.
  • Released $10,000 in emergency funds and offered all available UMCOR resources to help with the cleanup.
  • Continued to work with the Oklahoma Conference Office of Mission and the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference to develop a collaborative long-term recovery plan and grant.
As the unpredictable weather continues, additional needs will surface and UMCOR will stay ready to help. UMCOR remains your hands and feet on the ground providing assistance and spiritual support to people when they need it most. You can rest assured that 100 percent of your gifts to UMCOR will go directly toward disaster response.

Thank you for supporting those who need our help in this time of recovery.


Greg Forrester
Assistant General Secretary
US Disaster Response

P.S. Please pass this email on to friends and family who may be interested in helping those affected by the recent devastating storms. Their gifts to UMCOR will make a difference.
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