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UMCOR and Ukraine

                                   UMCOR Ukraine Relief

How is the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responding?

UMCOR’s work in Ukraine is being funded with gifts to Advance #982450, International Disaster Response and Recovery. Grants for immediate relief have been given to United Methodist partners in Ukraine as well as neighboring nations—Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia—to support those who remain in Ukraine as well as those who have fled the violence. In addition, grants are being awarded to partners like ACT Alliance, a global faith-based coalition working in 120 countries around the world. These grants are providing humanitarian assistance in the form of food, water, clothing, shelter and other necessary supplies.

We are in continuous dialogue with UMC entities and other partners throughout Europe to identify additional ways UMCOR might assist. The situation in Eastern Europe is evolving and Global Ministries and UMCOR will continue to respond in the months and years ahead.

How can I support those still in Ukraine and those fleeing the violence?

You may make your donations through Shiloh by writing “Advance #982450-Ukraine” on your envelope or check.  Shelley will credit your account and Missions will be happy to send a combined check to the UMCOR Relief fund.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:

  • Online at

  • By toll-free telephone: 888-252-6174

  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed, and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given to Shiloh UMC.

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need.

Will UMCOR be sending kits and other supplies?

UMCOR does not ship relief kits or other supplies internationally. While the need is great and it is tempting to assist by shipping clothes, shoes and diapers, the cost is high. Instead, we encourage you to help us assist our partners in securing supplies in Europe.

This is less costly than shipping supplies, helps local economies and ensures that materials received are the materials needed at any given time. Your gift will allow us to procure materials and supplies locally.  for more information.

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