With Gratitude, We Give
MISSIONS: Our Christmas Offering will go to UMCOR Sager Brown. UMCOR Sager Brown’s history began in 1867 when the site was established as an orphanage and school for African-American youth left homeless by the Civil War. It was launched by members of one of United Methodist Women’s predecessor organizations. Through many years of financial ups and downs, Sager Brown persevered as a school. However, in 1978, the school closed its doors, and the property remained vacant for fourteen years. In 1992, Hurricane Andrew tore through Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Despite the severe damage to surrounding communities, the Sager Brown facilities and grounds survived intact. In response to the disaster, UMCOR used the location as a distribution center to assist local communities affected by the hurricane. As a result, a partnership formed between the two institutions. UMCOR decided to maintain the campus as a location to assemble and deploy relief supplies to the world, and the depot was organized in 1996. Your gift to this mission will provide disaster relief, comfort, and volunteers to locations within the United States and world wide. (Advance #901515)
We will also continue to collect Hats, Gloves and Mittens for local shelters.