The Purchase District UMC, being part of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church, takes an active part in humanitarian efforts when loss, damage and evacuations occur due to high winds, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes and more. This is done through the Memphis Conference volunteer disaster relief ministry, which stands ready to assist when and where help is needed – inside its borders (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) and outside its borders when and where possible. Volunteering by our district comes in many forms, not limited to time, materials, equipment and monetary funding.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), a ministry of the United Methodist Church, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reach people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. It provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. UMCOR’s goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. United Methodists believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.
To report damage and needs OR to volunteer time, equipment, materials or money, call the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office at 731-664-8480.
To volunteer time, equipment, materials or money, call the Memphis Conference Connectional Ministries office at 731-664-8480. Even if you cannot volunteer directly on the crisis team, We Still Need Your Help! Relief Supply Kits are always needed. Relief-supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. UMCOR collects 6 types of kits for global distribution and cleaning buckets for US distribution after storms. 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
For more information on assembling Relief Supply Kits click this link