UMCOR stands for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. UMCOR is supported by United Methodist churches and conferences around the country which allows for the use of 100% of everything donated to be given straight to those in need. Below are five tangible ways you can get involved in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Stay tuned to updates from UMCOR via their Facebook or Twitter pages to find out how your gifts can also support relief efforts for the fires in the northwest as well as Hurricane Irma.


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God-given worth and dignity.

UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. We provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own.

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend our reach, our most important partners are the people we serve. We are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support.

UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects our donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.

Mission Statement

Compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist, UMCOR works globally to alleviate human suffering and advance hope and healing.

UMCOR is a Charity Navigator 4-star rated organization.  United Methodist Committee on Relief has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,  America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.