Hurricane Laura: Join the Response

 

Prayers abound for the communities in the path of devastation from Hurricane Laura. UMCOR stands with you now and will support you on the long road of recovery ahead. UMCOR is providing funding to meet immediate needs and will continue to work with conferences in the days and months to come.

 

During this time, YOU CAN HELP, too, by giving to U.S. Disaster Response. 100% of your gift directly supports UMCOR and its partners in the work of alleviating human suffering and advancing hope and healing.

 

Ways to participate:

 

UMCOR Hygiene Kit

UMCOR School Kit

(Click Here to Watch a Video About Assembly)

Providing basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes.

Hygiene Kit Materials

Please note:

  • All items must be new.

  • Do not wash any of the items as they will no longer be considered new.

  • Do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.

  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbols.

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches). No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels

  • One washcloth. No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels

  • One comb

    • Must be sturdy with at least 6 inches of teeth

    • No pocket combs or picks

    • Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least 6 inches of teeth

  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger). No Ivory or Jergen's soap and Do not remove from packaging

  • One adult toothbrush. Do not remove from packaging. Personal advertising not acceptable

  • One toenail or fingernail clipper.  No emery boards or metal nail files.

  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)

  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag

(Click Here to Watch a Video About Assembly)

  • In some areas, children lack access to books and essential school supplies. Classes are held in inadequate buildings. School kits may be some children’s only educational resource.

School Kit Materials

  • Homemade or purchased cloth tote bags are no longer being accepted.

  • All items must be new.

  • Please do not include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits.

  • Contents of kits or the containers of kits should not be imprinted with cartoon characters, advertisements, religious, patriotic, military or camouflage symbol

 

  • One pair blunt scissors. Round tip only - No plastic scissors

  • One box of 24 crayons. Only 24-count boxes are accepted

  • Three one-subject notebooks. No marble composition books. No 3 or 5-subject notebooks

  • One pack of loose-leaf paper. 100-200 page packets are acceptable

  • One hand-held pencil sharpener. 1-inch or longer. Remove from packaging

  • One ruler. 12 inches or 30 centimeters long

  • Six unsharpened pencils
    One eraser. Two inches or larger

  • One two-gallon re-sealable plastic bag

 

Assembly Directions

  • Stack all paper items on top of each other.

  • Place all loose items on top of paper. Small loose items may be placed in a smaller re-sealable bag.

  • Place kit inside of re-sealable bag and seal.

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6200 Burke Centre Parkway Burke, VA  22015

703.250.6100