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November 14, 2012
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November 14, 2012
4 people found this review helpful

I concur with one of the other reviewers about how UMCOR operates. We have an offering in the United Methodist Church called One Great Hour of Sharing. The money collected during that offering goes to pay operating expenses. 100% of all other money donated goes for disaster relief, rebuilding, and all of the other programs that UMCOR supports worldwide. I have been a part of UMCOR as an early responder and have helped with home rebuilds after a disaster. UMCOR is usually one of the first NGO's on the ground and stays until the community is rebuilt whether that be 1 year or ten years. During Katrina while I was in Mississippi, I helped operate a food bank for UMCOR and we also distributed food in the rural communities. I constantly heard from the people in that area that they had recieved no aid from anybody including the Red Cross until we came. I am also a donor to UMCOR.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

May 16, 2010
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May 16, 2010
2 people found this review helpful

UMCOR is my #1 favorite place to donate if something happens in the world. You can give to their general relief fund, used around the world, or to a specific cause, like Haiti, or Katrina, or the E.Asian Tsunami - and you can know that 100% of the donation goes to the specified effort. Nothing for administrative, operations or advertising. That's ONE HUNDRED PERCENT! They show the love of God not with words about love, but by loving people enough to help with their most pressing needs - not by talking, but by doing.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mississippi and Louisiana after Katrina. UMCOR mobilized money, manpower and equipment to help with rescue and recovery - and in a big way. They are still there helping people get their lives back together.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 25, 2010
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January 25, 2010
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UMCOR is one of only 4 agencies that received an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy for its response to Haiti (as of January 23, 2010). UMCOR is one of the largest relief agencies in the world, working in over 100 countries and in the United States. It is currently the only relief agency still working in Louisiana and Mississippi to provide permanent housing for thousands of families who are still in need. Other non-profits are helping, but they rely on UMCOR, as a relief agency, to do the case management, logistics, and provide funding and volunteers. Families work with UMCOR to rebuild their houses at no cost, so they finish the work debt-free. 100% of all donations to UMCOR go directly to relief because all of the administrative costs are covered by United Methodist congregations.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed to staying until the work is completed, organized, welcoming, passionate about the work and the people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Assenble relief-supply kits at their local church or community and ship items to the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot, where supplies will go to people in need in times of a crisis, conflict or disaster. http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies Volunteer