When you became a United Methodist, you had to learn some new words and one important one was “UMCOR.” It’s important because when disaster strikes, UMCOR will almost certainly be there.
UMCOR stands for “United Methodist Committee On Relief.” It 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 our July Mission of the Month. The Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois, is an arm of UMCOR and is included in our July Mission of the Month.
The goal of UMCOR 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—as does the United Methodist Church believes—that all people have God-given worth and dignity.
UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. It provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.
While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend its reach, its most important partners are the people they serve. Consequently, UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief but with long-term education, training, and support.
UMCOR has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Every dollar you give will go directly to relief efforts and follow-up ministry. Overhead costs are covered by our apportionments, so they do not come out of your special gifts. Please remember that your mission giving should be above your regular support of Orion UMC.