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.
New at annual conference for 2018
At annual conference in June 2018, we are asking churches to bring UMCOR kits yet again. As an added variation from previous years’ collections, we’re asking each district to bring individual items for the hygiene and school kits. 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.
NOTE: UMCOR recently updated their content list for school kits. Instead of the cloth tote bags, they are requesting 2-gallon resealable plastic bags.
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.
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.
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