United Methodist Comm on Relief

History:
Formed in 1940 in response to the suffering of people during World War II,
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues to provide a channel through which people may express their Christian compassion for people around the globe, often the poorest in society, who are undergoing hardship and suffering as a result of natural catastrophes, conflicts, or wars. As a humanitarian relief and development agency, UMCOR is called on to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery wherever and whenever needed.

Mission:
Our mission is to alleviate human suffering — whether caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster — with open minds and hearts to all people.

Strategy:
UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR partners with local organizations and survivors to rebuild their livelihoods, health, and homes. UMCOR workers are known all over the world for their compassion, leadership, expertise and guidance in recovery efforts.

Operations:
UMCOR is working in 81 countries worldwide, including the United States. Wherever and whenever we are needed, we will Be There. And we will Be Hope.

Volunteers:
UMCOR utilizes thousands of volunteers every year. In fact, in 2006 at our Sager Brown depot and mission center in Louisiana alone, 3,031 volunteers prepared more than 300 tons of disaster relief supplies for shipping all over the globe.

Finances:
UMCOR is a good steward of your gifts and grants. Private donors can designate their gifts to our programs with the assurance that 100% will be spent on the programs.

UMCOR would like to extend its work in Sudan and Zimbabwe pending sufficient funds in its member account.

www.umcor.org