Relief Supplies: More Needed Than Ever

January 07, 2014

From the UMCOR 2013 Report  

In 2013, UMCOR Sager Brown and UMCOR West experienced critical shortages of relief-supply kits given the increased need for the supplies in the United States and around the world. “We have shipped out more kits than ever,” said Material Resources Director Kathy Kraiza.

During 2013, a total of 536,946 kits went to 12 countries and to 12 states in the U.S. This is an increase of 12.5 percent as compared to 2012. Just in the month of December, five shipping containers full of health kits and school kits set out to Amman to benefit displaced Syrian refugees, and to Haiti.

Throughout 2013, health kits and school kits have been in urgent demand. Supplies of all kits (except cleaning buckets) are nearly exhausted. “We are looking to our United Methodist congregations and conferences to help us replenish these critically needed supplies,” Kraiza said.

Give to Material Resources, Advance #901440 to help UMCOR purchase these supplies in bulk.