The world has certainly been filled with disasters recently, hasn’t it? It has been a tough few weeks with hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, rock slides and other natural disasters which have affected so many individuals. It is difficult to watch the news because every day it is yet another disaster.
On It’s Just Life I promote a cause monthly and have a program called Comments for a Cause. For each comment made on the blog on any post during the month Chris and I make a donation to that specific cause. In September 2017 we chose UMCOR Hurricane Harvey Relief. We upped the game this month and said we would donate $1 per comment instead of the usual 50 cents.
Chris and I made a donation of $250 to help with Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts through this organization. I feel confident that our small donation will be used to help improve conditions and life for those affected.
The one agency that I go to during times of disasters such as Hurricane Harvey is UMCOR — United Methodist Committee on Relief. Aside from being a United Methodist organization it is THE best at getting boots on the ground immediately after a disaster and staying through after many other organizations leave. I read someplace that they stayed 7 years post Katrina. That’s a long time but necessary.
UMCOR makes sure that 100% of its donations go to the area that the giver designates. Overhead costs and salaries are covered through other donations made through theOne Great Hour of Sharing collections and if need be an Undesignated Advance #999895.
Knowing that the money we donate is actually going to efforts to help and not just for overhead makes a huge difference to me. So often we read how charitable organizations have high overhead and administrative costs. Not the case with UMCOR. So that is why I am choosing to support them again with Comments for a Cause in October. The recent storm Irma affected so many people in different areas and I believe that continuing to support UMCOR with my Comments for a Cause is the best choice right now. The donation will be earmarked Irma recovery both within the mainland US and beyond in the other areas that were affected.
Please know that any comment made on It’s Just Life during the month of October 2017 means we will donate $1 to UMCOR Hurricane Irma Relief.
I posted this before from the UMCOR website but I believe that it is important to repost. Please consider how YOU can give.
5 Things You Can Do
1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives will be impacted by current disasters.2. Make relief kits, send complete kits to our relief-supply depots or an affiliate warehouse.3. Partner with UMCOR in responding to the needs of communities and individuals impacted by hurricane Maria. To support U.S. Disaster Response, give to Advance #901670. To support to non-U.S. territories and international disaster response, donate to Advance #982450.
To give by mail:
P.O. Box 9068
New York, NY 10087-9068
- If you are giving to U.S. Disaster Response, please note in the memo line: U.S. Disaster Response Advance 901670
- If you are giving to International Disaster Response, please note in the memo line: International Disaster Response Advance #9824504. Donate only those items requested.5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.
To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources Advance #901440.
UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief is grateful for your relentless prayers and support.
As always, thank you for your support, your comments and the love that you, my readers, share in so many ways when you stop by. I say it all of the time. I have THE best readers.
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