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Are you looking for a way to donate to disaster relief in Houston or Montana but you’re afraid your money won’t go where it needs to? Thought I’d post the email we got from our Pastor this morning. 100% of donations to UMCOR go to disaster relief as the administrative costs are paid for by the individual conferences. We plan to go to the UMCOR Depot in Salt Lake to help put emergency kits together as soon as they’re ready for us. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) is a great organization. I hope you’ll take a moment to read Gary’s email…


Aug. 30, 2017

Dear clergy and laity of the Mountain Sky Area,

As Harvey continues to wreak havoc along the Gulf Coast and wildfires continue to burn in Montana, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already at work. UMCOR is known around the world for its recovery response and is often the last organization to leave an area. One hundred percent of donations to UMCOR go to direct aid as administrative costs are paid by your apportionment dollars. UMCOR reminds us of the biblical understanding that “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (I Corinthians 12:26), which compels us to take action.

I request that all United Methodists in the Mountain Sky Area join together this Sunday, Sept. 3, to relieve the suffering of those impacted by disasters by taking a special offering. You can do so through three avenues:

UMCOR #901670 for disaster response

UMCOR #901440 for kit supplies

Yellowstone Conference Disaster Relief

UMCOR has approved a grant to help with recovery efforts in Montana and the Yellowstone Conference will distribute the funds to affected areas through the Montana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). We will keep you updated on what’s happening in those areas. In the meantime, please donate online to the Yellowstone Conference using the link above and designate your gift to “Yellowstone Conference Disaster Relief” to help where relief is needed most.

May we share our resources generously, a reflection of God’s generous love which we each have received. Please join me in prayer as we hold the people of Texas and the people of Montana in our hearts.


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Bishop Karen