Ask the UMC: How can I help with disaster relief?

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides emergency food, shelter and medicine after natural and man-made disasters, provides humanitarian relief to refugees and displaced persons and works to overcome world hunger and poverty.

Contributions to UMCOR may be sent a variety of ways. One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gifts go to the emergency response or Advance project that you designate.

Relief supply materials are needed to be shipped to disaster areas. The UMCOR Sager Brown and UMCOR West facilities serve as material resource depots for assembling, storing, and deploying UMCOR supply kits and bulk materials worldwide. Cleanup kits and basic supply kits may be assembled by individuals or church groups. UMCOR has instructions for putting together the needed materials. Check the Relief Supplies section of the website for the most current needs, or contact the Depot directly.

Volunteers are needed after natural disasters to help with clean-up, debris removal, and rebuilding. Learn more

UMCOR conducts disaster response training every year. Well trained and prepared local leaders can greatly alleviate the impact of a disaster. For more information on emergency response training, call 1-202-548-4002.

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