Donations and Supply Kits
Relief supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable during times of crisis. UMCOR collects cleaning buckets, hygiene kits and menstrual hygiene kits assembled by United Methodist volunteers for distribution in the United States and its territories. UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot is located in Baldwin, Louisiana and works with a network of affiliate warehouses in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Alabama, Texas and Missouri.
When kits are donated to the relief supply network, volunteers assemble and verify the contents of the kits. The Depot and warehouses in the network will then store the kits until a request for them is received. Once a request is received, the kits are shipped to those who need them.
For more information, please contact the Depot or an affiliate warehouse near you.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UMCOR Sager Brown Depot is not hosting short-term mission volunteers until further notice.
You can help keep our relief supply kit inventory ready to go for people in need by sending completed kits or giving towards the purchase of needed supplies.
Get more information on how to assemble and ship each UMCOR Relief Supply Kit.
Note: “School Kits are no longer needed by the relief supply network. Donors who have already prepared School Kits for donation may forward them to the Sager Brown Depot or affiliate warehouse by December 31 2022”.
Material Resources in the United States
UMCOR works in collaboration with local United Methodist churches, ACT Alliance, Church World Service, ecumenical and interfaith partners to respond to disasters in the in the United States and its territories. As part of a comprehensive disaster response strategy, UMCOR does not ship kits or other supplies outside the United States or its territories. UMCOR supports partners to disasters outside of the United States by encouraging them to purchase materials locally that are appropriate to the nature of the disaster and the regional context.