Since yesterday we have been watching the devastating images of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. In the last two days, dozens of tornadoes tore through five states: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. We continue to pray for those affected and have been in contact with conference leadership to assess the needs and offer assistance.

As you know, giving to UMCOR through The Advance ensures that 100 hundred percent of each donation goes directly to the need specified. There are a number of ways to support UMCOR’s relief efforts:

  1. Send a check to: Advance GCFA, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068. Please write #901670 Disaster Response United States on your check.
  2. To donate by phone, please call 1-888-252-6174. Mention Advance #901670.
  3. To donate online, go to
  4. United Methodists can put a check made out to their local church in the offering place. Please write “#901670 Disaster Response United States” on the memo line.
  5. To make an immediate $10 donation to UMCOR, text the word RESPONSE to 80888.
  6. Relief kits , especially health kits and school kits can be sent to any of the depots in the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network. Read more about appropriate donations.
  7. Melissa Hinnen | Director of Content and Public Information

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