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UMCOR Relief Kits: A Message for PNW Churches

By Jim Truitt

Please be advised:
Currently, no one in the PNW Conference is responsible for collecting UMCOR Kits for transport to the Salt Lake City Depot. If your church decides to assemble kits, you and your church are responsible for getting them to the Depot.

Recommended:
Collect money instead and designate “Material Resources – UMCOR Advance #901440”. Note, you can also collect and designate “Disaster Response, US – UMCOR Advance #901670”

Your local church can collect these gifts and send to:
PNW Conference Treasurer
P.O. Box 13650
Des Moines, WA 98198

Kits should be sent to:
UMCOR West Office and Depot
1479 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Why money? The UMCOR Depot can purchase items in bulk 1) at a highly discounted rate and 2) as needed. But consider saving money on shipping kits and send monetary gifts instead.

Thank you for your patience. Please work through our PNW Disaster Response and UMVIM organizations to ensure we are working with Texas to provide support and not become another burden. We will help – when Texas is ready for us.

Jim Truitt serves as the Disaster Response Coordinator for the PNWUMC. You can contact Jim at umvimdrc@comcast.net. Visit PNW UMVIM on Facebook!


UMCOR Donations: 100% goes to the disaster

Friends of UMCOR – we’ve created this simple meme you can share with friends and family to let them know 100% of all donations go to alleviating suffering around the world! We are grateful for your tremendous support! Please share!

DONATE HERE


Training Events: Save the Dates!

Early Response Team (ERT) Fall Training
September 30 | Marysville UMC (Click here to register)

ERT Training – Kitsap County: “Be Ready to Answer the Call”
October 14 | Bremerton UMC (Online registration coming soon)

UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training
October 28 | Pasco: Riverview UMC (Click here to register)
November 18 | Tumwater UMC (Click here to register)

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