The United Methodist Committee on Relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. 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.
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.
First UMC reaches out through UMCOR in many ways. One of these ways is through relief-supply kits. The kits are assembled by local churches, including First UMC, and sent to UMCOR for distribution. Supplies can also be sent directly to UMCOR for assembly.
There are seven types of supply-relief kits: bedding kits, birthing kits, cleaning buckets, health kits, layette kits, school kits, and sewing kits. You can learn about these kits, including their contents and assembly instructions, from the UMCOR relief supply kit website.