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Special ERT Project

Recently the Hotel Coronado donated bed sheets to non-profit organizations. Not only did Cal-Pac benefit, but we in the Desert Southwest did as well. UMOM New Day Center in Phoenix received 270 queen size sheets and 300 pillow cases.

Masks from UMCOR for Desert Southwest Conference UMC

In May, Rev. Tom Mattick who chairs our Conference Disaster Response team, shared an email with me that UMCOR had notified all annual conferences of the availability of more than 172,000 cloth facial coverings infused with copper and silver. The masks came from FEMA...

Facebook the Connection in Mission & Justice

Billie K. Fidlin Director of Outreach & Justice While COVID-19 has been dominating our sharing from statistics to empty pews, as we all know the news marches on. Unemployment figures on the rise, businesses reopening in a “new normal” fashion. People who have lost...

Call To Action to Value our Immigrants

Call to Action to Value our Immigrants National Justice for Our Neighbors Responds to Trump Administration's Immigration Suspension Last night, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation in an effort to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States. This...

Earth Day Resources

Earth Day Prayer April 22nd of every year celebrates Earth Day. This year, April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th  Anniversary of celebrating Earth Day. The Conference Board of Church & Society offers this prayer for you to share. Thank you to Sarah King for this...

Begin with Prayer

Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by recent disasters. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers.

Share Opportunities to Respond

Use the new Power Point Presentation in worship or to create social media graphics to let your community know what they can do to support the disaster relief efforts.

Share the NEW Bulletin Insert

Advance #901670: UMCOR United States Disaster Response

UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and ERTs to provide relief in areas impacted by epidemics, devastated by storms, ongoing recovery from floods, and wildfires. Check out the options for extending the love of Jesus below or contact Tom Mattick by clicking here.

ERT Supplies & Scholarships

Help replenish the Desert Southwest Conference Disaster Response trailer and fund volunteers scholarships to travel to the affected areas. To contribute by mail, send your check payable to the Desert Southwest Conference, 1550 E Meadowbrook Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85014, and indicate “floods” in the memo line.

NOW: Get Trained as an Early Response Team (ERT) & Volunteer

UM Volunteers In Mission

Advance #982450: UMCOR international relief fund

Unite with Hope

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is grateful for your relentless prayers and support.

Need some help putting together your clean up kit for UMCOR?  Here are some links.  We ask that local churches ship these kits directly to UMCOR or UMCOR West using the labels below.  We know that the cost for shipping kits is significant please plan for this as you undertake a kit project.

Clean Up Bucket Supply List

See the UMCOR list of supplies that need to be included in the cleaning buckets.

Sager Brown Shipping Label

Download the shipping label that needs to be used to ship buckets to the Sager Brown Depot Louisiana

UMCOR West Depot

Please use this label to ship buckets to the UMCOR West Depot in Salt Lake City.

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