Relief Supply Kits for UMCOR to be collected at 2015 Annual Conference

Various types of Relief Supply Kits will be collected at the 2015 Virginia Annual Conference session. Kit collection is being conducted to replenish the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) supply.

Local churches are encouraged to collect items for any of the most requested UMCOR kits — Bedding, Birthing, Cleaning, Health, Layette, School and Sewing Kits — and bring them to Annual Conference.

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Kits should be taken to the two tractor-trailers at the far end of the Berglund Center Parking Lot A, near the intersection of Williamson Road and Orange Ave. (across from the Sheetz gas station). Kits will be received 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20.

Send cash for kits directly to conference treasurer
If you prefer to contribute cash to enable United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to purchase relief kits, you can contribute $50 for each bedding kit; $8 for each birthing kit; $55 for each cleaning bucket; $12 for each health kit; $35 for each layette kit; $11 for each school kit; and $18 for each sewing kit. In addition, UMCOR asks for $1 per kit ($1.50 for cleaning buckets) to cover processing and shipping and $1 for toothpaste for each health kit. Please do NOT bring checks to Annual Conference. ALL checks (for processing and shipping, for toothpaste and in lieu of providing kits) should be made payable to “Virginia Conference UMC,” earmarked for “kits” and mailed to Treasurer, Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5605, Glen Allen, VA 23058 any time prior to Annual Conference, but no later than Aug. 31.

Volunteers needed to collect kits at Annual Conference
More volunteers are needed for this year’s “Kits for Conference” collection at Annual Conference. You can help (1) write information on a clipboard; (2) sort kits; (3) seal boxes; or (4) load boxes onto the tractor-trailers. Kit collection will take place Thursday, June 18, from 12 to 2 p.m.; Friday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 8 a.m. to noon. If you can volunteer to help, e-mail Virgil Decker at or contact Jeff Wilson at Huntington Court UMC, (540) 366-3465, to indicate what time you would be available. You may also sign up to volunteer using Sign Up Genius


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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
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