Founded in 1940, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the global humanitarian relief and development agency of The United Methodist Church. A part of Global Ministries, UMCOR works in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States and its territories. The agency’s mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering with open hearts and minds to all people. Working in the areas of disaster response and recovery and migration, UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own.
UMCOR Sager Brown Depot houses relief supplies for shipment in response to disasters in the United States. We work there for a week, usually in February, to help prepare these supplies and make sure they are ready when needed. We have also worked on community projects in nearby Baldwin . We have fun staying in the dorms, eating at the cafeteria and enjoying each others fellowship.