United Methodist Committee on Relief

Relief-Supply Network

Once you assemble relief-supply kits, where can you send them? There are several options. UMCOR runs two supply depots, UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana, and UMCOR West in Salt Lake City, Utah. We also coordinate with a network of United Methodist relief-supply depots across the United States. Congregations can send or drop off kits and supplies at the depot nearest to them, assured that their donations will be accounted for and distributed by UMCOR.

Amy Fuselier, Executive Director
UMCOR Relief Supplies
101 Sager Brown Road, Box 850
Baldwin, LA  70514
337-923-6238, ext. 216

UMCOR Sager Brown: Baldwin, LA

The UMCOR Sager Brown Depot is the headquarters for UMCOR’s relief-supply operations. Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers prepare about $4 million in supplies for shipment from the Baldwin campus. Locally, UMCOR Sager Brown reaches out to Baldwin neighbors through food distribution and housing rehabilitation projects, engaging volunteers in these projects that help families and the elderly.

Please mail relief-supply kits to the following address:

Freddie Cooks, Director
UMCOR Sager Brown Depot
131 Sager Brown Road, Box 850
Baldwin, LA  70514
337-923-6238, ext. 212

UMCOR West: Salt Lake City, UT

UMCOR relief-supply kits are stored at this material resources depot, which provides increased opportunities for kit ministry to United Methodist churches in the Western Jurisdiction. Adjacent to the 22,000 sq. ft. warehouse is Crossroads, an ecumenical organization that provides grassroots support to those in need in the community; UMCOR West works closely with Crossroads to provide meaningful volunteer experiences.

Rev. Brian Diggs, Director
UMCOR West Office and Depot
1479 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Eastbrook Mission Barn: New Castle, PA

In 2000, Eastbrook United Methodist Church acquired a former dairy barn as part of its purchase of a new parsonage. In 2008, the church began using the heated office space to store UMCOR cleaning buckets. Today, it is dedicated to storing relief supplies year-round, as well as to providing a work space for teams of volunteers.

Rev. Nelson Thayer, Director
Eastbrook Mission Barn
205 Church Lane
New Castle, PA 16105

Mission Response Center: Terrell, NC

Mission Response Center is owned and operated by the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. It allows UMCOR to store equipment when not deployed; sort, repack, and ship material resources overseas; warehouse building materials and supplies; and offer hands-on mission projects to volunteers in the conference.

Dwaine Morgan, Manager
P.O. Box 284
8973 Greenwood Road
Terrell, NC 28682

Mission Central: Mechanicsburg, PA

Mission Central is the mission warehouse of the Susquehanna Annual Conference. It stores and distributes relief supplies and hosts volunteers. The volunteers help assemble and verify relief kits, and also participate in local outreach projects. 

Rev. Rob Visscher, Executive Director
Mission Central
5 Pleasant View Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Midwest Mission Distribution Center: Chatham, IL

This disaster-relief facility is operated by the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church and has been a cooperating depot in the UMCOR Relief-Supply Network since January 2009. it provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominations, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster-relief kits and resources, as well as educational and medical supplies, to those in need both locally and internationally.

Pat Wright, Executive Director
P.O. Box 56
1022 New City Road
Chatham, IL 62629

United Methodist Disaster Relief Warehouse

This Disaster Relief and Missions, under the auspice of the Northwest District of the North Alabama United Methodist Conference, is charged with responsibility of organizing the development of disaster relief supplies such as cleaning buckets, health kits, and school kits among others.  It provides opportunities for church mission committees and others to fulfill their ministries.  The volunteers engage in preparing medical supplies for Volunteer in Mission teams, box ministry, the infant casket ministry as well as a Christmas Shoe Box ministry for United Methodist missionaries.  The Disaster Relief Warehouse is continually looking for ways to assist local churches and missions both locally and internationally.

Ray Crump, Director
3220 Highway 31 S., Building F
Decatur, AL 35603 
P.O. Box 1133
Decatur, AL 35602

Bishop Joel & Dr. Raquel Martinez Disaster Response Center: Kerrville, TX

Dedicated in 2010 by the Southwest Texas Conference, the Martinez Disaster Response Center is now operated by the Rio Texas Conference. The Center serves as a collection center for UMCOR kits from the Rio Texas Conference and other conferences in the region. An inventory of cleaning buckets and health kits is maintained for distribution during regional disasters. The center also serves as storage for equipment used by disaster response teams from the Rio Texas Conference.

Jack Clarke, Manager
610 Methodist Encampment Road
Kerrville, TX 78248

Mailing Address:

Attn: A. Eugene Hileman
16400 Huebner Road
San Antonio, TX 78248

Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, Columbia, MO

The Missouri Annual Conference recently completed an addition to the conference office thereby incorporating offices and a warehouse for Festival of Sharing and Disaster Response. This facility serves as a satellite collection and distribution point for UMCOR kits and Flood Cleaning Buckets. An inventory of health kits and cleaning buckets is immediately available for for regional disasters and is able to access a broader array of materials from the Chatham IL depot if needed. Large debris removal equipment is also housed at the MO depot, such as skid steers, large dump trailer, trucks, and flat bed trailers.

Dan Steska, Disaster Response Coordinator
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, MO 65202

Flood buckets at uniting conference.


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