Relief Kits

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) collects hygiene, school, and cleaning kits for distribution within the United States. Relief kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies when a disaster strikes.

Kit supplies to be collected again at annual conference in 2019
At annual conference in June 2018, we had great participation from our churches. More churches than ever participated in our kit/supply drive. The added variation from previous years’ collections was that we asked each district to bring individual items for the hygiene and school kits.

We'll do the same for 2019's annual conference. Take advantage now of back-to-school sales! Bring bulk supplies as listed in this document (click here) for your district. Supplies and all completed kits will be shipped to the UMCOR depot in Baldwin, Louisiana.

Completed kits are always welcome – school, hygiene, and cleaning kits.

 
For instructions on how to assemble each of the kits, visit the UMCOR website by clicking here.
 
 
 
Thank you to Coleman American/COVAN for providing the truck and then shipping the kits for us to the Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, Louisiana. Consider using this company for your moving needs because of the great support they offer our annual conference and UMCOR.
 
 
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Thank you to all the many churches that participated in our 2018 UMCOR Relief Kit drive at Annual Conference. A record number of churches brought supplies and kits - over twice as many as in 2017, and almost three times as many in 2016! These supplies and kits will be used throughout the world to provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.
 
Here are some statistics about the 2018 kit collection drive:
Churches participating by district:
Baypines: 14 (21%)
Demopolis: 18 (20%)
Dothan: 20 (22%)
Marianna/Panama City: 14 (21%)
Mobile: 9 (16%)
Montgomery-Opelika: 16 (18%)
Montgomery-Prattville: 14 (15%)
Pensacola: 15 (29%)
 
 
Here are some statistics about the 2017 kit collection drive:
by kit:
Health kits: 3,823
School kits: 1,076
Cleaning buckets: 34
Bedding kits: 11
 
by district:
Baypines: 1,720
Montg-Prattville: 1,646
Mobile: 435  (*417 of which were from the district UMW)
Pensacola: 332
Dothan: 305
Montg-Opelika: 241
Demopolis: 213
Marianna/Panama City: 52
 
2017 Total: 4,944
 
 
 

 

Send financial donations to UMCOR by following the instructions at one of these links:
One Great Hour of Sharing: covers UMCOR's administrative costs
Disaster Relief - USA: provides relief to people affected by disasters in the USA
Shipping Costs: covers the costs of shipping relief kits around the world
Relief Kit Supplies (Material Resources): pays for relief kit supplies that are still needed
 
 
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Sending Relief Supply Kits:

UMCOR Supply Kits help to care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. They also help to sustain everyday life by providing basic necessities to people who lack ready access to essential supplies. By donating kit supplies or financial gifts to purchase the supplies, you make a direct, tangible difference in sustaining people's lives. 

International distribution of relief supplies has been discontinued as of December 31, 2017. Relief grants will be offered to international partners to allow for local purchase and assembly of kits which are more culturally appropriate. US distribution of kits will continue with Cleaning Buckets, Health Kits, and School kits. Click here to read more about UMCOR's kit changes.

Note: Patriotic symbols, such as flags, do not need to be removed from relief kits. In the past, UMCOR requested that these were removed to ensure relief kits could move easily through international customs. This is not an issue for new relief kits. 


Click here to visit the UMCOR website for more information.



Alternatively, you can donate online toward the purchase of supplies instead of buying and shipping them. Click here to donate.

You can also donate to disaster response efforts. Click here to donate.

 

 

SENDING ASSEMBLED KITS DIRECTLY TO UMCOR

You can send relief supply kits to either depot—UMCOR coordinates supply shipments from both locations.

UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
P.O. Box 850 131 Sager Brown Road
Baldwin, LA 70514-0850
Contact For Help 1-800-814-8765

UMCOR West Office and Depot
1479 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1605
Contact For Help 1-801-973-7250