What is UMCOR?
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. UMCOR is often the first group of responders to arrive at global disasters and continue to offer long-term recovery aid.
Since 2017, UMCOR has had an office at Joining Hands.
This team is currently working with local homeowners who received damage to their homes during Hurricane Hermine, and soon they hope to start working with Hurricane Irma victims. This UMCOR office has two staff members and one construction manager. Much of their work is done in the field interviewing victims and assessing damages. Their office is home base for files and for meeting with clients. We are happy to be able to help them with space and pray that they can continue to receive funding to work with residents of West Pasco County.