Overview

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.  UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and their goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.  They believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.  UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.  While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, their most important partners are the people they serve. They are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.  UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects donors specify.  When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.  For more information about UMCOR, please click here.

West Heights is a strong supporter of UMCOR; not only donating monetarily but participating in the construction of health kits, school kits, flood buckets, etc.  

Opportunities To Serve

As a congregation, we are called to be in service to the community and compassion for all. When a disaster occurs, we, as the body of Christ, respond to all who are in need. Cash donations are the best way to ensure that your gift is helpful to the community and individuals in need. Donations can be made directly to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to help them meet immediate needs.  Also, watch for future opportunities to participate in relief supply projects at West Heights.