UMCOR Organizational Values
The work of UMCOR is grounded in faith in God and in the communities we serve. This
gives us the courage to serve boldly as the presence of Christ to alleviate human
suffering and advance hope and healing.
- UMCOR provides practical, proactive support to the most vulnerable survivors of
chronic or momentary emergencies stemming from natural or civil causes.
- UMCOR honors cultural differences. We deliver aid to people without regard to
race, religion, politics, gender or sexual orientation. We seek input from local
communities in identifying needs and developing innovative solutions.
- All people have God-given dignity and worth. The most essential partner in
UMCOR's work is the beneficiary.
- UMCOR works with partners—especially those who are indigenous to the affected
locale. Our Methodist family, the United Methodist Connection, civic
organizations, faith communities, school leaders and other local resources are
great assets to sustainable recovery and development, particularly after massive
UMCOR is a good steward of its gifts and grants.
UMCOR does not tie the promise of its relief and development activity to any
religious or political viewpoint.
The UMCOR professional staff incorporates best practices and standards to
provide innovative, effective and integrated ministry.
UMCOR welcomes the good efforts of countless individuals and churches who
support us through gifts, prayers and service.