The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. Traditionally, the month of March has been a time when we lift up the work of UMCOR and ways in which we can support that work. Our Loose Change and Missions offerings for March will be designated for the support of UMCOR. Additionally, we are planning a project to supply relief kits which are used by UMCOR in their many disaster relief efforts. One of the kits most needed right now are hygiene kits.
The assembly of hygiene kits starts with the collection of hand towels and wash cloths. Hand towels must be 15 x25 inches to 17 x 27 inches. Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels are not acceptable. Wash cloths that match the towels would be nice but that is not mandatory. Cash donations will be used to purchase other needed items (toothbrushes, soap, combs, etc.) in bulk quantities. There will be a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall for those who would like to sign up to provide hand towels and wash cloths. These will be collected during the month of March, and then we will plan a time in April (soon after Easter) to gather after church on Sunday to assemble the kits. Let’s see how many kits we can put together for UMCOR!