Relief Supply Kits for UMCOR
A great mission project for all ages is putting together any of the United Methodist Committee on Relief kits that are used in relief efforts. Kits help sustain everyday life for people who lack ready access to essential supplies. They provide vital support for UMCOR’s global development work and make a tangible difference in people’s lives.
Assembly can be done at the local church, and when the project is completed, the kits may be brought to the Conference office for shipping.
- All kits must be in sturdy boxes and taped shut, with the exception of the flood buckets (cleaning kits).
- Pack the items tightly or the boxes tend to crush when stacked.
- Write on the top the name of your church, the contents of the box, and how many.
- Make an appointment to deliver your kits.
- Bring along someone who can lift the boxes into our box truck.
Master Emergency Operations Plan
Download this Local Church Disaster Response Plan Word Template for local churches to use who need to put together a plan in case a disaster occurs on their own church property. Pre-planning is essential for successfully minimizing any adverse affects of an emergency or disaster on a religious organization and its operations. This recovery plan has been designed to identify the key elements that should be followed to help reduce the impact of an emergency or disaster.
Team Leader Guide
Click here to download Leader Guide.
This guide will help you as you prepare to go into a disaster zone to serve in either cleanup or rebuilding.
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Red Cross Sheltering Document
This is a 3-page overview pdf of how a local church or other faith-based organization becomes a shelter, from when the organization shows interest, to opening and running a shelter, to closing and reimbursement. Written by local Red Cross Emergency Planning Analyst Eric Schultz, who says “We tried to keep it fairly short and high-level, to answer the frequently-asked questions concerning our shelter agreements and procedures.”
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