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Friday, November 22, 2019
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U M C O R
 (Serve One Another)
 
When disasters strike within and outside the United States, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) forms partnerships with other religious and secular organizations in order to pool resources and avoid duplicating efforts. UMCOR work continues to deal with long-term effects, assisting the people in rebuilding and adjusting to change.
 
UMCOR SUNDAY
 
UMCOR Sunday is the major relief offering received during the year. A giving unit of a congregation interested in relief might not give a thousand dollars, or the amount the family spends on food during a year. It does seem that with all the blessings we hold significant giving is ours to do.
 
Please give of your funds now so that UMCOR is ready whenever there is a need; make you gift payable to Stone United Methodist Church, and mark clearly on the envelope that it is for UMCOR or make your check to UMCOR and it will be forwarded through our Annual Conference.

      

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 Interested in learning more about UMCOR and other kits its stocks?  Read on!

What is UMCOR?

UMCOR is the Untied Methodist Committee on Relief and it is our national arm that services victims of disasters around the world.

What are UMCOR Kits?

Among the ways UMCOR serves victims of disaster is stocking essentials needed when disaster strikes in a warehouse so that they are ready for distribution where ever and whenever needed. UMCOR solicites the assembly of various emergency supply kits from United Methodists around the nation.  Assembing one or more UMCOR kits is a really rewarding way to directly serve those in need.  This is not simple "change in the plate" chairty.  A kit of materials personally assembled by you will be handed to a needy person by UMCOR on your behalf.  What better, more rewarding demonstration of our personal Christian love can we make?

What is the UMCOR Kit Challenge?

We at Stone have challenged ourselves to attempt to devleop 100 UMCOR kits for delivery to our Annual Conference in June.

What Kind of Kits Does UMCOR Need?

UMCOR attempts to be ready to meet all conceivable disaster needs.  Therefore, it solicits many different types of kits for its warehouse.  Among the kits you can assemble are:

Hygiene Kits

1 hand towel; 15" X 25" to 17" X 27"  No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels

1 wash cloth; no kitchen, cleaning or microfiber wash cloths

1 comb; must be sturdy and at least 6 inches of teeth; no pocket combs or picks; rattail and combs without handles are acceptable

1 toenail or finger nail clipper; no emery boards or metal files

1 bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger); no Ivory or Jergen's soap; do not remove from packaging

1 adult toothbrush; do not remove from original packaging; personal advertising not acceptable

10 adhesive bandages (3/4" by 3 inches)l common household bandages accepted

 

UMCOR School Kit contains:

1 pair of blunt scissors; rounded tip only, no plastic please

3 pads of  8.5" x 11" ruled paper; spiral-or top-rounded pads; 150 sheets or less of loose leaf can be substituted for one pad; combination of spiral, top bound, side bound or loose leaf is acceptable; no composition books, please

6 unsharpened pencils with erasers; no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols, please

12 sheets of construction paper

1 30-cm ruler; hard for flexible; cartoon characters are acceptable; no advertisements, please

1 hand-held pencil sharpener; must be least one-inch long; remove from packaging

1 2-inch or larger size eraser; no advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols, please; cartoon characters are acceptable

1 box of 24-count crayons; only 24 count please!

Packaged items in a 14" x 16" cloth bag with handles and a velcro fastner, snap or button.

You may choose to make your own bag--see the pattern at umc.org/umcor/schoolbagpattern.cfm.

 


Layett Kits

6 cloth diapers (pre-folded or plain diapers only—NO disposable)
2 baby washcloths (infant size only)
2 gowns or 2 sleepers
2 diaper pins
(protective plastic closures)

1 sweater open in the front (may be knitted, crocheted or hooded sweat shirts are acceptable)

2 receiving blankets (28” or 28” to 32” x 32” sizes only. No crib blankets please.

Bundle the items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with the diaper pins.

Bedding Kits

  • 2 flat double-bed sheets-NO fitted
  • 2 pillowcases
  • 2 pillows

NOTE:  DO NOT wash as they will be considered used.

Sewing Kits

Wrap sewing notions in the fabric and place in a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

  • 3 yards of cotton or cotton-blend, solid color or print fabric (must be 3 yards of uncut fabric)
  • 1 pair sewing scissors
  • 1 package of needles
  • 1 spool of thread (medium to large spool; NO travel thread)
  • 5-8 matching buttons (5/8” size or larger (No loose buttons. Leave buttons in original packaging or fasten all together.)

Cleaning Kits   containing 1 five-gallon bucket with resalable lid:

Liquid laundry detergent:  32-oz. - 64-oz. bottle only
Liquid household cleaner: 16-40 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water; No ammonia or spray bottles
Dish soap: 16-34 oz. bottle, any brand
1 can air freshener: aerosol or pump.  Must have protective cap; 3 solid or 3 gel fresheners also accepted
1 insect-repellent spray: 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cap; pack of 10-20 wipes also accepted
1 scrub brush: with or without handle
18 Re-usable cleaning wipes: handi-wipes or microfiber reusable wipes; no terry cleaning towels
5 scouring pads: no stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (no pads with soap built in)
36-50 clothespins
Clothesline: two 50-ft. or one 100-ft. cotton or plastic; no wire
24-roll heavy-duty trash bags: 33-45 gallon sizes; prefer 12 construction & 12 heavy duty 
5 dust masks; 1-3 mil weight; no surgical/medical masks
2 pairs kitchen dish washing gloves: should be durable enough for multiple uses; not disposable examination gloves
1 pair work gloves: Cotton with leather palm or all leather gloves

Place the items in the bucket and seal the lid.  Original, sealed plastic bottles of all liquids, please.

 

 

 

 

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