Trinity United Methodist Church
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
You are the LIGHT of the WORLD

UMCOR

United Methodist Committee On Relief                         

What is UMCOR?

UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief and it is our national arm that services victims of disasters around the world.

What are UMCOR Kits?

Among the ways UMCOR serves victims of disaster is by stocking essentials needed when disaster strikes in a warehouse so that they are ready for distribution wherever and whenever needed. UMCOR solicits the assembly of various emergency supply kits from United Methodists around the nation.  Assembing one or more UMCOR kits is a really rewarding way to directly serve those in need.  This is not a simple "change in the plate" charity.  A kit of materials personally assembled by you will be handed to a needy person by UMCOR on your behalf.  What better, more rewarding demonstration of our personal Christian love can we make?

What Kind of Kits Does UMCOR Need?

UMCOR attempts to be ready to meet all conceivable disaster needs.  Therefore, it solicits many different types of kits for its warehouse.  Among the kits you can assemble are:

 

Flood Kits (Buckets) containing 1 five-gallon bucket with resealable lid, 2 1-qt or 1 82-oz bleach, 5 scouring pads, 1 pair of canvas gloves, 50 clothes pins, 1 scrub brush, 18-ct reusable cleaning towels,  7-pack of sponges, assorted sizes, 1 box of laundry detergent (50 oz), 1 disinfectant dish soap (16-28 oz), 1 cotton clothesline (100' x 3/16"), 5-pack of dust masks, 2-pair package of latex gloves, 24 bag roll of heavy-duty trash bags (45 gal), 1 can insect repellent (14 oz), and 1 aerosol air freshener (8 or 9 oz).  Place the items in the bucket and seal the lid.  Original, sealed plastic bottles of all liquids, please.

 

Health Kits containing 1 hand towel, 1 washcloth, 1 hair comb (regular, not pocket size), 1 nail file or nail clipper containing a file, 1 bath-size bar of soap in original, unopened container, 1 toothbursh in original sealed package,1 large (not sample or travel size) tube of toothpaste, and 6 adhesive bandages.  Wrap the items in the towel and tie with string/yarn. Then seal the towel in a one gallon zipper bag.

 

School Kits containing 1 pair of blunt scissors, 2 pads of  8.5" x 11" ruled paper, 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers, 12 sheets of construction paper, 1 30-cm ruler, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 2.5" eraser, and 1 box of 8 crayons.  Package your items in a 12" x 14" cloth bag with handles and a velcro fastener, snap or button . You may choose to make your own bag--see the pattern at umc.org/umcor/schoolbagpattern.cfm.

Layett Kits containing 6 cloth diapers, 2 baby washcloths, 2 diaper pins, 2 receiving blankets, 2 shirts or onesies, 2 gowns or sleepers, 1 sweater, and 1 receiving blanket.  Bundle the items in one of the blankets, secure with the diaper pins.

 

Bedding Kits containing 2 flat, full-bed sheets, 2 pillows, and 2 pillow cases.  Pack the new items in a 12" x 12" x 16" carton (available from moving companies).

Sewing Kits containing 3 yards of cotton/cotton blend, solid or print fabric (one, new, uncut piece), 1 pair of sewing scissors, 1 spool of thread, 1 package of needles, and 6 matched buttons.  Wrap the items in the fabric, tie with string or a strip of cloth and place in a gallon zipper bag.