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 were collected at annual conference in 2019
Thank you to every church that participated in the kit drive at annual conference! Especially to the Dothan District, which had more churches participating than any other district.

We'll do the same for 2020's annual conference. 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 2019 UMCOR Relief Kit drive at Annual Conference.  These supplies and kits will be used throughout the United States to provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis.
 
Here are some statistics about the 2019 kit collection drive:
Churches participating by district:
Baypines: 13 (19.4%)
Demopolis: 11 (12.5%)
Dothan: 26 (29.5%)
Marianna/Panama City: 9 (13.4%)
Mobile: 9 (16%)
Montgomery-Opelika: 16 (19.5%)
Montgomery-Prattville: 10 (10.6%)
Pensacola: 12 (23.5%)
 
 
Additional statistics about the 2019 kit collection drive:
completed kits received:
Health kits: 1264
School kits: 133
Cleaning buckets: 275
 
components received, if counted*:
School kits: 8335
health kits: 7296
 
*not all items received were easily countable; much more was received than was countable
 

 

Send financial donations to UMCOR by following the instructions at one of these links:
UMCOR Sunday: 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
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