For more than 50 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has helped to heal the hurts of humanity in nearly 100 countries - providing relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty. UMCOR is a not-for-profit humanitarian agency of The United Methodist Church. One Great Hour of Sharing, observed on the fourth Sunday of Lent, provides United Methodist congregations with the opportunity to donate to support UMCOR by helping to provide operating expenses.
Your tax-deductible donation check for a specific disaster, which usually is assigned an Advance number, may be sent to UMCOR through a local United Methodist church, Annual Conference, or by mailing the check directly to
Some individuals or church groups elect to donate goods to be shipped to disaster areas, where UMCOR operates disaster warehouses. Used clothing usually is not wanted or needed. You may call UMCOR Sager Brown at 1-800-814-8765 to obtain a list of needed items.
You may volunteer time to help disaster victims cleanup and rebuild. Whatever your skills and experiences, there is a disaster recovery task for you. To volunteer, call: 1-800-918-3100.
Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-554-8583, visiting UMCOR's web site at: http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/. See also:
Photo: Afghan refugee girl in Pakistan. She, along with her family is being assisted by Church World Service (CWS) with a shelter kit and supplementary food package. Credit: CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan, copyright © 2001 (click on the photo for a larger view).