How Disaster Giving Works
When both the United Methodist Committee on Relief and an annual conference ask for funds, United Methodists who want to help in a disaster might be uncertain where to send donations.
Conferences may set up their own funds to help with the immediate needs of housing, food, shelter and transportation. Conference fundraising is intended for raising money within the conference to meet immediate needs. The IGRC Disaster Response Fund is Advance 6800 or online
If you desire to help at this time, UMCOR is asking that the funds be directed to Advance Special 901670, Disaster Response, United States, and then designate it for “Oklahoma Tornado Relief.”
Giving to UMCOR through The Advance, the United Methodist official giving channel, ensures that 100 hundred percent of each donation goes directly to the need specified. UMCOR’s administrative costs are covered through a separate fund supported by One Great Hour of Sharing.
Trained United Methodist disaster response teams are ready to provide assistance once allowed into the affected area, and our United Methodist churches and agencies have already opened their doors to survivors.