First UMC News
Thanks to all who par cipated in making ood clean up kits and hygiene kits for disaster relief projects of the United Methodist Commitee on Relief. We started several months ago when the hurricanes hit, and kits have been sent through the Caribbean and to other disaster sites in the United States (wildfire areas, etc.)
You and community members have donated items, packed kits, given money and given encouragement. We also received support from St. Andre Bessete and the Gilford Community Church Youth. Items that were not appropriate for dona ons were given to the Community Food Bank, St. Vincent DePaul, the Vineyard Church and other charities for distribution.
We are closing the project for the present and saving some leftover supplies for future projects and donting some to the Laconia Girl Scouts who are picking up the project.
We sent 16 clean up buckets and 231 hygiene kits. Good work!
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) administrative costs are supported by dontation give by Methodist Churchs around the world on UMCOR Sunday March 11th. That way all moneys otherwise donated go directly to the people who need it most. UMCOR is often the first boots on the ground after disasters around the world. They are also committed to helping survivors get back on their feet not matter how long it takes.