The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief in the areas devastated by Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, and wild fires. Check out the options for extending the love of Jesus below or contact Fred Heggestad, Disaster Response Coordinator () to find out more. Contact Jerry van Rennes, at , the local UMCOR coordinator if you have UMCOR kits ready to ship.
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.
Unite with Hope
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is grateful for your relentless prayers and support.
Share the NEW Bulletin Insert
Advance #901670: UMCOR Disaster Response
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
Find out when and where the next ERT team is being deployed and contact the team leader.
UM Volunteers In Mission
Advance #901440: Material Resources for Disaster Response
Make & Ship Relief Kits to UMCOR
Need some help putting together your health kit for UMCOR? Watch this video. For now, these are the only items that can be sent to the disaster areas. Please do not send any other items at this time. Contact Jerry van Rennes, at , the UMCOR coordinator for the East District if you have UMCOR kits ready to ship.